Monday, January 4, 2016

Have you ever wondered what happens with food confiscated at the airport? U.S. Customs supervisor Ellie Scaffa shows you what the government does with it after it is taken from passengers entering the United States.

While many people give her serious grief about taking their food, Scaffa states that it’s an important job to keep foreign insects from attacking American crops. She said she is protecting American agriculture.

“I’ve taken mangoes from passengers from Jamaica and been threatened with my life,” Scaffa says.

Have you ever had your food confiscated at the airport? How did you react? 

H/T: Grub Street


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