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Old 16-07-2011, 04:41   #16
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

On the lighter side I think a lot of food is cheaper in Washington, especially at the farmer's markets.
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

We're leaving from Victoria to go to San Francisco and beyond - I'm thinking we just may do most of our provisioning out of Port Angeles (where we're likely to check in), and then we won't have any issues. Although it's tempting to head straight to San Fran... Is there a clear list of limits of what we *can* bring?(say, alcohol, into the States?) I keep running around in circles in my searches.
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We're leaving from Victoria to go to San Francisco and beyond - I'm thinking we just may do most of our provisioning out of Port Angeles (where we're likely to check in), and then we won't have any issues. Although it's tempting to head straight to San Fran... Is there a clear list of limits of what we *can* bring?(say, alcohol, into the States?) I keep running around in circles in my searches.
Try this web site from US Customs:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...3D%3D/search/1

Tab down a ways to get to the part about Canadian goods...

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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

Thanks Michael! That's most helpful.
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Old 27-07-2011, 14:36   #20
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

Hi Kyra... I would do most of my provisioning in Friday Harbor, Port Townsend or Port Angeles, particularly perishable and liquor. If you forget something other than alcohol, you can stop in Neah Bay out at Cape Flattery.
Newt is correct, price-wise... also alcohol is much less expensive as you go south. CA is cheaper than WA and Mexico is cheaper than anywhere (almost). Cheers and safe trip... Capt Phil
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

Contact Livia on Estrellita. They just arrived in Sausalito from Vancouver Island. She will have the up to date info on provisioning and clearing in. See the current thread "Southbound" for contact info.
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Old 27-07-2011, 19:15   #22
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I have found ita little difficult to get the goods also, with booze I plan to keep it pretty simple, couple of bottles of wine and maybe 1 of hard stuff, case of beer, and if problems no great loss. Get what we need there, no use carrying our expensive stuff there. I plan to have eaten any contraband beef and peppers and anything with a seed or a husk before arrival, boil up any leftover potatoes prior to arrival. Any fresh stuff will be kinda tired in 7 days anyway. I have read over what I can and like I said beef citrus nuts with a husk or seeds, eggs and milk also are high on the no go list. Can fill up on the specialty items, sour cream and garlics when we get there
When you planning to leave? We are hoping to leave early Sept.
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

i can see the reasoning behind fresh beef but not for canned meats of any kind. canned isnt gonna hurt the ecosystem or the farmers.
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Sea Bear, we're also leaving in early September! Lots to do, but at last we have some warmer weather and sunshine!
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I have found ita little difficult to get the goods also, with booze I plan to keep it pretty simple, couple of bottles of wine and maybe 1 of hard stuff, case of beer, and if problems no great loss. Get what we need there, no use carrying our expensive stuff there. I plan to have eaten any contraband beef and peppers and anything with a seed or a husk before arrival, boil up any leftover potatoes prior to arrival. Any fresh stuff will be kinda tired in 7 days anyway. I have read over what I can and like I said beef citrus nuts with a husk or seeds, eggs and milk also are high on the no go list. Can fill up on the specialty items, sour cream and garlics when we get there
When you planning to leave? We are hoping to leave early Sept.
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From US Customs Fax:
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"Food products from Canada, including pet food and fresh (frozen or chilled), cooked, canned or otherwise processed products containing beef, veal, bison, and cervid (e.g. deer, elk, moose, caribou etc.) are now permitted from Canada in passenger baggage. Products containing sheep, lamb, or goat will not be allowed entry.
The passenger must provide proof of the origin of beef, pork, poultry, cervid meat, and pet food in order to bring them into the United States. Examples of proof of origin include the grocery store receipt where the product was purchased or the label on the product indicating the province in which it was packaged."
In any event, I have found it is better to just jettison whatever is left over after a week or so while still 12 miles out from the port of entry - it is usually not much of a loss. For alcohol, the price does get substantially cheaper as you go south, so no real impetus for bringing "more than you might use" while underway to a port of entry...(I put it in quotes since I don't drink at all while underway)...


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So I can free range chickens and stew beef in my large pressure canner. Chickens go into a 2 liter container and beef stew into 1/2 liter jars. This is pretty nice when cruising in Canada as I can make up the fast comfort food with yummy meats. Anyhow what I have learned here and on the us customs site is that they will not allow this food because they don't know the origin of the meat. Too bad but not a huge problem. I can can the beef anywhere in my boat pressure cooker, but cannot do the 2 liter jars anywhere but at home, in our house. Good to know before you go and not have that nice stuff wasted.

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i still cannot see where canned meats could possibly present a problem to the ecology and environment of any place. germs and such have been cooked out of the stuff and is perfectly clean. fresh stuff is another story.
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i still cannot see where canned meats could possibly present a problem to the ecology and environment of any place. germs and such have been cooked out of the stuff and is perfectly clean. fresh stuff is another story.
I think the problem/concerns is with prion based diseases, which no amount of cooking or canning will kill, as they are protein based.
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

they are not gonna jump out of a can into another critter without a lot of help.
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Re: Cruising Canada to Mexico - Will US Allow Us to Keep Canned Beef Aboard ?

Take the word of a doc zee . Prions are infectious protein that you get from meat and you have them forever .They very bad in a bad sort of way. Main reason I don't like meat. Fish is good though .
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