If you're bringing some dried mushrooms from abroad for cooking or maybe as herbal medicine, you might be wondering if dried mushrooms are okay to take on a plane or if will they get confiscated?
Dried mushrooms are normally okay to take in both hand luggage and checked luggage without restrictions as long as they remain in their commercial packages.
We've discussed in more detail below about bringing mushrooms on a plane which foods you can bring on a plane and if shrooms are allowed on a plane.
Dried mushrooms and most other dried foods are okay to take on a plane, the restrictions in hand luggage are mostly around liquid foods like yogurt for example which have to be under 100ml.
The only time dried mushrooms might not be allowed on a plane is if they are not in their original packaging.
Regular mushrooms are also okay to take on a plane as long as they remain in their package and are cleaned and free of soil and mushroom matter.
Still, this might depend on the type of mushroom you are bringing on board, the following types of mushroom might not be permitted on a plane.
If you're planning to travel with some edible plants or other kinds of herbs you might require a Phytosanitary certificate to bring them into another country.
A phytosanitary certificate is a certificate which shows the plant or food type plant you are bringing into a country has been inspected, in line with EU requirements and free of pests.
The only fruit foods which do not require this certificate are banana, coconut, pineapple, durian and dates.
If you are planning to bring food on the plane for snacks or maybe your favourite treats from abroad as gifts, it's important to know exactly which foods you can or cannot bring on a plane to avoid getting held up at security.
As well as mushrooms, you might be wondering if you can take your homemade mushroom meals on a plane like mushroom pate, and mushroom soup?
Most homemade foods can be taken on a plane but you have to make sure they adhere to the TSA rules, for example, they should be under 3.4 ounces if they contain liquids or spreads.
In regards to dried mushrooms being okay to take on planes, many people wonder if the drug shrooms are also allowed on planes?
Shrooms are not legally allowed on board a plane in most countries like marijuana / associated products and will likely be confiscated if found at airport security.
Which species of mushrooms are most common to eat?
White button species of mushrooms are the most common form of mushroom to eat, brown button mushrooms are also popular.
What is mushroom matter?
Mushroom matter means dirt or soil, mushroom mata is a kind of mushroom curry, if you were to bring this on a plane you will need to make sure it's under 3.4 ounces.
Are milk products okay to bring on a plane?
Milk is okay to bring on a plane but you want to ensure they are packed in under 3.4 ounce containers and have freezer packs to stop them from spoiling.
Can I take fruit seeds on a plane?
Fruit seeds may be okay to take in hand luggage and checked luggage as long as the seeds are of a permitted database of fruits and inspected, you also have to check the country you are travelling to allows them.
Are edible mushrooms illegal to take in checked luggage?
Edible mushrooms with psychedelic properties are not okay to take on a plane and are illegal, they will be confiscated and you get into serious trouble if found with them abroad.
Overall, dried mushrooms are okay to bring on a plane as long as they are in their commercial package, you can also pack them in checked luggage. Foods which are liquid need to be under 3.4 ounces if you want to take them in hand luggage.
Do not try to take shrooms on board a plane since they will likely get confiscated as they are illegal food products/drugs.