In light of the edible mustard oil ban in EU, can I still take 400ml mustard oil in checked-in baggage? I am traveling from India.

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    It seems that you would use it as an edible oil which is banned in EU, maybe you should buy a mustard oil bottle which says "External use only".
    – Aak
    Mar 21, 2021 at 6:44

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The EU legislation applies specifically to mustard oils with an erucic acid content of over 5%:


So if you can find some mustard oil with 5% or less, you can import it legally. This may be hard to find in India though, since mustard oil is typically ~40%, but low-acid blends are now available for sale in the UK:


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