TSA issues warning about BBQ sauce before World Barbecue Cooking Contest

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Looking to bring the taste of Memphis home with you after the Memphis in May World Barbecue Cooking Contest?

The TSA has a saucy reminder for you.

BBQ sauces are not allowed in carry-on bags.

If you’re flying out of Memphis after tasting some of the world’s best barbecue and want to bring home a memory, you’ll need to place the sauce in your checked luggage or make other plans to get it home safely.

It’d be a shame to have to pour that liquid gold out at the Memphis International Airport.

The TSA also recommends packing any barbecue seasoning in your checked bag.