In our most recent Food and Nutrition Magazine, “honey fraud” was alluded to which I’d like to share!
There’s a number of ways fraudulent honey can occur:
#1) Bees are fed syrup instead of foraging nectar from flowers
#2) Falsified country of origin documents or
#3) Dilution of honey by blending it with a sweet syrup such as high fructose corn syrup, or saccharose syrup, aka beet sugar.
Most adulterated honey isn’t going to hurt you but consumers are being cheated as good honey will cost ~ $2 per pound and the diluted honey cost $0.12 a pound.
The True Source Certified Label is an independent third party certification program in the USA that allows participants to show their sourcing practices comply with US and international trade laws.