Florida to ban honey that isn't 100 percent pure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Honey that isn't anything but absolutely, 100 percent pure honey isn't welcome in Florida.

Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson announced Monday that his department is instituting a regulation that prohibiting additives, chemicals or adulterants in honey produced, processed or sold in Florida.

Bronson said, "We want to assure consumers that the product that they are buying is pure. Too often in the past, honey has been cut with water or sugar, and sometimes even contaminated with insecticides or antibiotics."

The regulation takes effect July 14 and prohibits honey containing anything other than the "natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar by honeybees."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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