Beware of Chinese Honey

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by stg58, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    More Chinese crap.
    Any food or health products from China or India are banned in our house.
    My honey comes from local bee keepers.

    Feds Seize $2 Million Worth of Illegal Chinese Honey - Modern Farmer

    Agents from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston have seized close to 450,000 pounds of illegal Chinese honey worth more than $2 million over the last few months, with the latest bust happening last week.

    Chinese companies are trying to get their sometimes sub-par products to the U.S. market while avoiding high tariffs. The honey that makes its way into the U.S. illegally can not only undercut fair market prices but can damage the product’s reputation with consumers.

    Richard “Rich” Halverson, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Houston, says the city is becoming a “key point of entry” into the country for this honey.
    Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves | Food Safety News
    Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves
    FDA has the laws needed to keep adulterated honey off store shelves but does little, honey industry says.

    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.
    Nation's Biggest Honey Packer Admits 'Laundering' Chinese Honey : The Salt : NPR
    There was bombshell news from the world of honey two weeks ago, and somehow we missed it. Two big honey packers, including one of the largest in the country — Groeb Farms of Onsted, Mich. — admitted buying millions of dollars worth of honey that was falsely labeled.

    The goal of this mislabeling, which has been long suspected in the honey industry, was to acquire cheap honey from China. Chinese honey is subject to steep "anti-dumping" duties that the U.S. imposed back in 2008, after U.S. honey producers complained that Chinese exporters were selling their honey at artificially low prices.

    Chinese exporters, however, began sending their honey to middlemen in countries like Indonesia and Vietnam, who then re-labeled it as local product and sent it on to the U.S.
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  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Tracy BEE mad?

    I like my honey in coffee in the am.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  5. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    google"Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey"
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  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    You have to read the labels now... some say "honey syrup"
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  7. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Beware of Chinese everything.
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  8. natshare

    natshare Monkey+++

    My friend Shay is involved with this company. They're basically a grassroots bee honey company, that is steadily growing, and offer a good quality product. Definitely worth checking out, if you don't have a local honey producer. (y)

  9. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I get my honey from farmer's market
  10. drpt

    drpt Monkey

    I get my honey from my hives.
    The bees take care of themselves and don't need me, I don t feed or use any treatments. Bees are a very easy asset and you Know your honey doesn't contain any of the antibiotics, mite treatments, or are fed HFCS, which is the norm for commercial beekeepers
    Chemical Treatments for Honey Bee Problems
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
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