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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Article on Contaminated Honey and NON Honey, Being Sold in the USA

This article is very informative and eye opening for me.  It is amazing that we pay a government agency to monitor foods, they enact different legislation and then can't even begin to enforce the laws they have spearheaded.  Personally, I would rather not have the legislation to begin with, it leads to a false sense of security for so many, and they come to rely on *that* agency to look out for their best interest.  PEOPLE no one can look out for your best interest better than YOU.  Be informed, know where your food comes from!

OK down off my soap box, here is a little snippit of the article but please follow this link and read the whole thing.

"A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.  A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities. 

And the flow of Chinese honey continues despite assurances from the Food and Drug Administration and other federal officials that the hundreds of millions of pounds reaching store shelves were authentic and safe following the widespread arrests and convictions of major smugglers over the last two years....

Another favorite con among Chinese brokers was to mix sugar water, malt sweeteners, corn or rice syrup, jaggery, barley malt sweetener or other additives with a bit of actual honey. In recent years, many shippers have eliminated the honey completely and just use thickened, colored, natural or chemical sweeteners labeled as honey."

Wonderful article!  Please read!

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