How do I mail ice cream?
April 1, 2006 3:15 PM Subscribe
How do I mail ice cream from one of the 48 continental states to another? I'm unclear on either the logistics, best packaging/cooling technique, or any regulations.
To clarify: this would be a small amount for non-commercial use. I.e. I'd be sending some locally famous ice cream to a friend. Package will probably arrive at the institution's local mail center where I'm guessing it might sit for up to 1 day before pickup.
Are there laws about the transport of food products via the USPS? Via private courier companies? Laws about packaging the food products? Labeling as perishable? Any other nonsense?
Also, how likely am I to end up in a naked pyramid in some middle-eastern country if I insulate the ice cream in a big styrofoam carton, and keep cool with dry ice? Is the package now "contents under pressure?" Would say, UPS or Fedex charge me for hazmat handling?