I am travelling via Greyhound through the border at Windsor/Detroit. I plan on bringing a sandwich, some fruit, and non-alcoholic drinks with me on the bus. Will I be able to take them through?

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    is it a beef sandwich? Also, are you going into Canada or into the USA? – Kate Gregory Aug 21 '16 at 0:39
  • If heading into the states leave the fruit behind or eat it before crossing. – user13044 Aug 21 '16 at 3:18
  • I don't think the beverages will be a problem. You could double-check by calling Greyhound. (I think the reason for the fruit potentially being a problem is the risk of spreading farm pathogens.) – aparente001 Aug 21 '16 at 14:02

Food that is clearly intended for your consumption, like a sandwich, is almost always allowed across the border both ways. However fruit has been prohibited in some people's experience, even if it's a couple of pieces. My advice would be to pack something other than fruit.

The worst case scenario is confiscation. I've never heard of anything worse happening.

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  • during the mad cow situation roast beef sandwiches were being confiscated. – Kate Gregory Aug 21 '16 at 22:14
  • You can get a fine if it something that is banned in the US, like Kinder Surprise, or Irn Bru. – CBredlow Aug 22 '16 at 20:20

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