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Holidaymakers warned chocolate Easter treat could pose as an airport security risk

Holidaymakers warned chocolate Easter treat could pose as an airport security risk

People aren't happy about the rules

Holidaymakers are being warned that a particular chocolate Easter treat could pose as an airport security 'risk'.

With Easter weekend just around the corner, many Brits will be travelling all over for a getaway to celebrate the occasion in style.

However, they've been warned to put the choccy in their hand luggage as it may pose as a pretty serious security threat.

Brits are being warned over chocolate Easter eggs posing as an airport security risk.
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At Bristol Airport, chocolate eggs will have to be scanned by security staff to see if their hollow centres are being used to carry prohibited items onboard like explosives or drugs.

And, if there are any concerns over the content of the chocolate eggs, airport staff will ask jet-setters to remove the egg from its box and they may even have to crack them open in order to check what's inside them.

People clearly aren't happy with the rules with Kevin Harrison, of travel specialists Good Travel Management, saying: "It’s going to slow down the whole process and could cause a risk to people’s travel plans on connecting flights or transfers. It could have quite a big impact.

"It’s also going to expose the Easter eggs to cold and heat, which is probably not very good for the chocolate."

A spokesman for Bristol Airport said: "Easter eggs may need to be opened for a quick check.

Eggs 'may need to be opened' for a 'quick check' at the airport.
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"It is the easiest advice to give customers to keep eggs in cabin baggage, so they can be easily removed and scanned at security."

In other Easter news, parents are being warned about the health risks of buying Cadbury's Mini Eggs which could be potentially dangerous for their children.

For those unfamiliar with this rich, spring-time delicacy, these tiny explosions of flavour consist of solid milk chocolate, encompassed in a crisp sugar shell.

BUT, branded onto each pack of Mini Eggs is a warning to parents about the potential choking hazard that they could pose to your small children.

The packaging reads in subtle red letters: "CHOKING HAZARD: This product is not suitable for children under 4."

Being that many parents may not get the chance to take a proper look at the information on the packet, Cadbury's have also addressed concerns with an exclusive statement given to Tyla.

"The safety of consumers is of the upmost importance to us and all of our Cadbury Mini Eggs products carry a very clear choking hazard warning on pack," they told us.

"We also highlight that these products are not suitable for children under the age of four on all Mini Eggs packaging."

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