At Orly airport this weekend my partner was "exporting" a 180g jar of pâté, shop purchased and unopened, to enjoy over Christmas. At the security check she was given two options: 1) go back to check in and put her carry-on bag in the hold or 2) board the plane but without her pâté as it was not allowed on board and would be confiscated.
I don't know which regulation is being used to justify such seisure of innocent goods. The security agent was very apologetic and not looking forward to the Christmas period when many passengers like to take back a bit of typical French gastronomy.
Has any-one else had the same experience?