Ever wonder where your avocado goes once it's confiscated at U.S. Customs ? Nope, it's not some happy airport dinner party featuring the yummiest guac ever .

    It's called The Grinder. And NOTHING survives it.

    In this video from Great Big Story , U.S. customs officer Ellie Scaffa discusses what happens to the food she and other officers seize from passengers entering the country. Every day, her team at JFK confiscates and labels some 400 to 600 pounds of food including beef candy from China, serrano ham from Spain and LOTS of shiny, ripe avocados .

    Upon confiscation, the goods get wheeled across the airport (JFK in this case) to a room where they're inspected for insects and chopped up in a big, menacing grinding machine , never to be seen again.

    "The reason... is not because it's harmful to the human being," Scaffa explains. "It's harmful for our plants and our animals."

    Indeed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection prohibits travelers from bringing many types of fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds and "almost anything containing meat products" in the country. The items are banned in the interest of protecting U.S. agriculture from harmful pests and diseases, according to the Customs and Border Protection website.

    Some of these items may require permits to get through customs, and others may be prohibited entirely: Do some research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture if you're really keen on bringing food home from your international trip.

    Happy (and yummy) travels!

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    What does customs do with contraband?
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    Custom tokens give you complete control over the authentication process. You generate these tokens on your server, pass them back to a client device, and then call signInWithCustomToken() to sign in users. You can create custom tokens with the Identity Platform Admin SDK, or use a third-party JWT library. more
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    Is Nigeria Custom form out?
    Yes, NCS recruitment form is out. The Nigeria customs service recruitment board wishes to inform the general public that the NCS recruitment portal (http://www.vacancy.customs.gov.ng) will be opened between Monday, 13th – Friday, 24th December, 2021 for the supplementary recruitment exercise. more
    Does custom have school?
    This division has two (2) training schools where officers and men of the service are constantly trained on basic Customs Operations and other emerging trends in International Trade. The training schools are: Customs Training School, Ikeja. Customs Training School, Kano. more
    What is custom coding question?
    Custom Questions is a powerful feature that allows developers to code their own questions tailored to collect and validate answer data using HTML and JavaScript. With this feature, you have the flexibility to collect as much data as you want with a workflow that best suits your needs. more
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    Custom tokens give you complete control over the authentication process. You generate these tokens on your server, pass them back to a client device, and then call signInWithCustomToken() to sign in users. You can create custom tokens with the Identity Platform Admin SDK, or use a third-party JWT library. more
    What is Nigeria Custom salary?
    N900,000 annually The average salary of Nigerian customs service workers – N900,000 annually (N75,000 monthly). The highest salary is received by the Controller-General of Customs, the second highest goes to the Deputy Controller Generals, and Assistant Controller Generals. more
    What are custom coding questions?
    Coding questions allow you to assess a candidate's ability to create or debug code in a specified programming language. Coding questions allow you to test the following: Algorithmic thinking (e.g. searching, sorting, recursion, iteration) Language-specific concepts (e.g. data structures, object-oriented programming) more
    What are custom quotes?
    Custom Quote . The actual price for the service to be developed on a case by case basis. more

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