Saturday, July 20, 2013

Talk About Pocessed Honey!!

Did you know.... that some companies buy up honey and process it till it is considered no longer honey.

In an article in "Food Safety News:

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey

Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins

More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.

The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey.”
The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies.

The food safety divisions of the  World Health Organization, the European Commission and dozens of others also have ruled that without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources.

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn’t honey. However, the FDA isn’t checking honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.  (to be continued)

Tomorrow I will continue with this article informing us on "ultra-filtering".

But I will tell you, George's honey, which includes honey from our backyard, is filtered by NOT ultra-filtered.  Many people in the San Francisco Bay Area buy our honey for the medicinal benefit they believe the local honey gives them to help with allergies.

I was shocked to read this article.

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