It seems unlikely based on its texture and presentation, however, in recent hours, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has stated that peanut butter is considered a liquid and, therefore, is completely changing the paradigm regarding its transportation by air and will. It is impossible to load it on commercial airliners.
A surprising new measure
The information was revealed on TSA’s official social network Twitter account, leading to endless sarcastic comments and strong criticism of the design, which many have called “insane” or “unfounded.” “Peanut butter…a liquid that has no definite shape and takes the form dictated by its packaging,” was the message in green text from US authorities, attached to a picture of a bowl of peanut butter.
In his defense against the many arrays of negative opinions, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) executive told sources from the New York Post that the regulation isn’t new, so thinking about peanut butter has already been enforced for 17 years and that this latest public reminder has come to an end. The fact that many travelers and some airports in the United States are not aware of the information, and there are others that are aware of the rule that dates back to 2006, but they do not respect it properly.
“The TSA classifies items that can be spilled, spread, splashed, pumped or poured as 3.4 ounces or less to fit into a 3-1-1 bag. No changes have been made to the classification of any of the items. These items, including the peanut butter spread thus fall under the 3.4 oz limit.
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