March 26, 2023 | 2:32 pm
Peanut butter is now classified as a liquid, according to the TSA — and many people think it’s just crazy.
This is crazy.
According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), peanut butter is now classified as a “liquid,” which means you better think about bringing that jar of Skippy with you on your next vacation.
The TSA went to Twitter this week to make the announcement and explain that you can only carry it in your carry-on if it is 3.4 oz or less.
“You may not be crazy about it, but TSA considers your OJ to be a liquid,” they wrote.
“In hand luggage it must be 3.4 oz or less. Make sure all your travel liquids fit in a 1 liter bag. #Peanut butter.”
The message was accompanied by a photo of a jar of peanut butter and green text that read, “Peanut butter…a liquid has no definite shape and takes on a shape determined by its packaging.”
The Post has reached out to TSA for comment.
Also included on the TSA list of carry-on no-nos are creamy dips and spreads, hummus, and jams and jellies. Those are all classified as liquids that also have the same requirements as peanut butter.
However, it seems that Twitter users aren’t too happy with this rule and have started “spreading” the news to anyone who will listen.
“The percentage of water our bodies carry might as well be banned as well,” an user wrote in response to the agency’s tweet.
Another agreed, typing, “Thanks for protecting us from peanut butter. Not all heroes wear capes.
“Sand and sugar would like to say something about this definition of a liquid,” someone else joked.
However, it looks like the TSA may be onto something here.
Last December, a Rhode Island man was arrested at New York’s JFK airport after attempting to smuggle a disassembled gun in a jar of Jif peanut butter.
The TSA told The Post that officials found parts of the .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol wrapped in plastic and stuffed into two jars of peanut butter.
They found it in his checked luggage.
“The parts of the weapon were artfully concealed in two smooth creamy jars of peanut butter, but there was certainly nothing slippery about the way the man tried to smuggle his weapon,” John Essig, TSA’s Federal Security Director for JFK Airport, said in a statement. at the time.
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