Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport 

In an era of high-security air travel, many a passenger has fallen foul of the rules banning liquids on planes.But now an Italian airport has decided to waive the 100ml maximum limit – as long as the liquid is pesto.More than 500 jars have made it through since Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo airport launched the “Il pesto è buono” (Pesto is good) scheme on 1 June.The cost? A donation to Flying Angels, which flies sick children abroad for treatment.Pesto – a popular pasta sauce made with basil, cheese, and pine nuts – is a local speciality in Genoa.The airport said the brainwave arose after staff were faced with “hundreds of jars that were seized in airport security checks”.How one man got the world making pesto by handThe Sikhs who saved ParmesanBBC Good Food: Best pesto recipesTourists with pesto jars of up to 500g can ask for a special sticker in exchange for a €0.50 (£0.44; $0.55) charity donation – although the airport says many are donating more.The pesto is then scanned in a special x-ray machine before proceeding onto the plane as hand luggage.

Source: Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport – BBC News

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