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‘Difficult situation’: Memphis airport, TSA post warnings on the packaging barbecue sauce in hand luggage

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The Memphis airport is smoke from passengers who attempt to bring barbecue sauces in their carry-on baggage.

Just in time for the city’s annual world championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the officials of Memphis International Airport posting warnings against bringing the spicy condiment by TSA security checkpoints, as many bottles do not fit in the TSA’s 3.4-ounce-or-less requirement.

The signs are made by officials at the Memphis International Airport (MEM) on the basis of feedback from the TSA employees.
(Mark Howell/TSA)

“Barbecue sauces may NOT be transported in your carry-on luggage,” read the signs, which are posted at the entrances at least the B and C Concourse checkpoints, according to TSA spokesman Mark Howell. “Please place these items in your checked luggage in the first place.”

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Howell added that the signs are made by officials at the Memphis International Airport (MEM) on the basis of feedback from TSA workers, who see a peak in the barbecue, on the basis of carry-over violations of the middle of the city’s annual Memphis in May celebrations, including the 2019 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which runs from May 15 to May 18.

“I get questions about [barbecue sauce] every year,” he tells Fox News. “But we don’t ever have to take; we always go for everyone the option to go back and check,” he said. Howell added, however, that many of the passengers ultimately the decline of the sauce, as many have not given themselves enough time to return through the airport.

And just like on the board, Howell recommended travelers their dry barbecue rubs to avoid any “sticky situations,” such as the TSA’s technology can be sensitive when it comes to the spices.

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