Cooper, I don't believe anyone is saying you CAN'T but that you are 'supposed to' have an import permit from BAHA and that you may or may not get away with it if you import without that permit. I know of people who had their steaks confiscated and I know people who were denied a permit (in the past year) to bring in steaks for personal consumption. Also, you are 'supposed to' have a import permit for dried pasta but many people bring their own, myself included, without.