There are only a handful of foods that can be legally transported through US airplanes, and the foods that don’t make the cut go straight into a grinder, never to be seen again.
Great Big Story shows this process, taking a behind-the-scenes look at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s foreign food confiscation process.
Surprisingly, the food isn’t necessarily confiscated because you can get a pretty gnarly stomach ache, it is actually prohibited because it can harm plants and animals in the US.
On a daily basis, JFK has to dispose between 400 and 600 pounds of foreign food using a powerful food destroyer, menacingly called “The Grinder.”
Check out the vid below to see the journey of food destruction: