Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
Tests show most store honey isn’t honey.
Ultra-filtering removes pollen, hides honey origins.
The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey”. Ultra filtering is a high-tech procedure […] to remove pollen, which is the only foolproof sign identifying the source of the honey.
« The removal of pollen will make the determination of botanical and geographic origin of honey impossible and circumvents the ability to trace and identify the actual source of the honey, » says the European Union Directive on Honey.
« It’s no secret to anyone in the business that the only reason all the pollen is filtered out is to hide where it initially came from and the fact is that in almost all cases, that is China ».
The FDA […] had occasionally either been told of, or had stumbled upon, Chinese honey contaminated with chloramphenicol and other illegal animal antibiotics which are dangerous, even fatal, to a very small percentage of the population.
Mostly, the adulteration went undetected. Sometimes FDA caught it. (source)
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