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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Canada’s food inspection agency cracks down on fake honey

July 25, 2019 - from CP24 and CFIA:

"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published earlier this month the results of a 14 week-long investigation of honey products sold in the country."

"Out of the 240 samples, 52 imported honeys contained some foreign sugars. Meanwhile, all locally-produced honey passed the test." he samples were collected across the country from importers, brokers, distributors, domestic processing facilities and retailers between June and September 2018. The products sampled include bulk honey intended for processing, retailed packaged honey and products presented as containing only honey or blends of honey from multiple sources. The agency stated that selling and misrepresenting fake honey is considered food fraud. "All foods in Canada, including honey, must be safe for consumption and truthfully represented. Some of the samples that had foreign sugars came from countries like India, Vietnam, Greece, Pakistan, and Germany. As of January 2019, the CFIA has prevented an estimated 12,700 kilogram of fake honey valued at more than $76,000 from entering the Canadian market. The CFIA noted the data might not represent the full Canadian marketplace. The honey products targeted due to their history of non-compliance, gaps in preventive controls, or unusual trading patterns.

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