Anyone in Florida who tries to pass off honey as 100 percent pure when it has additives or other ingredients could find themselves in a sticky situation.
Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson
has announced that honey that has additives and chemicals in it
must be clearly labeled as a blended product.
Consumers must be told what else is in the honey.
Bronson says that in the past, honey has sometimes been cut with
water or sugar, or been contaminated with insecticides and antibiotics.
The regulation takes effect today and says honey labeled as pure
cannot contain anything other than the "natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar by honeybees."