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taking food through customs

Old Feb 1st 2005, 10:40 am
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Question taking food through customs

i read a lot about bringing stuff into england but what about taking food stuff into the philippines.i need gluten free foods and dairy free foods as i have an allergy to wheat and dairy but i have visions of it all being confiscated at the airport when i go.does the philippines sell foods that are wheat and dairy free?maybe in the supermarkets?also would it be better to send it in a parcel first instead of going through customs,thanks
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Old Feb 27th 2005, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by stapler210
i read a lot about bringing stuff into england but what about taking food stuff into the philippines.i need gluten free foods and dairy free foods as i have an allergy to wheat and dairy but i have visions of it all being confiscated at the airport when i go.does the philippines sell foods that are wheat and dairy free?maybe in the supermarkets?also would it be better to send it in a parcel first instead of going through customs,thanks
We brought in a leg of lamb once, vacuam packed to retain condition. Too late on the arrival slip we saw that it was forbidden to bring in fresh food stuffs. We risked it and made the customs but wouldn't do it again.
Because of the constant heat, dairy produce is difficult to keep fresh, milk powder is readily available. The choice of foodstuff is not as varied as we have at home in the UK, some gluten free products may be available but only in the up-market food stores in major cities like Manila etc. If you may have an alergy problem and need to see a doctor, take good medical cover insurance.......its all private clinics. The pharmacies are good though and will sell you some drugs without prescription. The postal service is not reliable.
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