The news that horse meat has been showing up in European food products is causing an international scandal. It’s also freaking out Zoey N., the nineteen year old daughter of Marianne. Zoey is spending a semester studying abroad, and she definitely does not want to chow down on any horse meat.
“She called me in an absolute panic and told me, “Mom! You have to send me food I can eat from home. I don’t trust anything here!” Marianne shrugged. “I told her that sometimes you need to be open to new experiences, but as you can imagine, that went over like a lead balloon. So what I want to know is this: can I send my college student food overseas?”
As your Boston shipping service, we’re here to tell you the answer to that question is: It depends. There are two factors to take into consideration: what type of food are you trying to ship, and what country are you trying to ship it to? Every country has its own unique set of rules and regulations about what type of food products they’ll allow in. Fruits and vegetables are subject to quarantine; eggs need to travel in specially designated containers. All perishable food products must be labelled as such. Canned products, such as the SpaghettiOs Zoey was craving, are generally acceptable, while alcoholic beverages are usually prohibited.
Let us know what type of food you’re considering sending, and where you’d like it to be delivered. We’ll let you know if that’s a possibility, as well as any special shipping requirements associated with the food product or destination country.
Meanwhile, sending care packages to college students is a time-honored tradition, no matter where your student may be. A box of love from home can include food, clothing, phone cards, pictures and more. We’ll help it get to your student safely!