Airport confiscates grandma's homemade jam

Lawson Howard, 10, dejected by the confiscation of his grandmother's homemade strawberry jam at...

Lawson Howard, 10, dejected by the confiscation of his grandmother's homemade strawberry jam at Pearson airport. (Family photo)

Irene Thomaidis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:47 PM ET

TORONTO - Bernice Howard's strawberry jam is dangerously good, but it's certainly not hazardous.

A jar of the grandmother's homemade preserve did, however, exceed the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s (CATSA) carry-on size limits and was confiscated at Pearson airport due to “security silliness,” one traveller says.

David Howard, of Alameda, Calif., brought his 10-year-old son Lawson for a four-day visit with the boy's grandparents in Hamilton over the holidays. Before the pair headed to the airport to return home on Dec. 31, Lawson's grandmother gave him a 355 mL mason jar of strawberry jam that she had made earlier in the year. 


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