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Can I carry my frozen turkey through TSA security?

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You’re flying to Aunt Ethel’s house for Thanksgiving. Do you contribute to the meal by bringing the turkey?

"That's crazy - I cannot imagine doing that,” said Suzanne Ropeta, standing in line for security at Sea-Tac International Airport.

Her 10-year-old daughter Lili said she’s got nothing more than her tablet and origami paper in her backpack; things to keep her busy on the plane to Hawaii.

While they can’t see carrying a turkey on board, others sure do. Eryn Taylor, standing in the same security line, said he knows people who carry turkeys with them of the organic, hormone-free variety.

There are so many questions about what can and can't go through security, that that the Transportation Security Administration has a Twitter page dedicated to it. You ask, and they answer.

Colleen wrote that she is traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan, Alaska, next week, and asked if she would be able to carry on a frozen turkey.

TSA said yes, frozen turkeys are allowed through security; however, any ice or ice packs needed to keep it cold, must be completely frozen solid when presented for screening.

So, what about a home baked apple pie? Ropeto said that sounds more reasonable.

This was the question posed to Ask TSA by Jeni: “What about a pie in an aluminum baking pie pan?” she wrote.

TSA’s answer? “Pies and spices including sage are allowed in carry-on bags and you may use the containers of your choice.”

The Ask TSA Twitter feed is full of questions from people who want to know if they can carry on that 'can't-leave-home-without-it' staple.

Sheepdog wanted to know if he can bring a sealed can of cocoa. He even included a picture of it. The label reads, Combat Coco Powder. TSA said it can be carried on.

Erin must be good in the kitchen, since she can’t go without her special tools. She wrote: “Can I pack a swivel vegetable peeler in my carry-on, the people want their apple pie. I have got to have my favorite peeler to prep the apples”

And from the TSA? The vegetable peeler is good to go.

So, what about mashed potatoes?

“Maybe someone's going to take it because maybe the host doesn’t make good potatoes,” said Cathy Szechenyi, while waiting in line for her flight to Mexico.

But don’t forget the 3-1-1 rule Cathy! No more than 3.4 ounces of liquid in 1 quart-sized sealed bag and just 1 per person.

In that case, she said put it in checked luggage!

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