bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, November 15, 2004

Dabur fights back

Dabur, the Indian company alleged to have imported honey into New Zealand is claiming that the issue has raised unsubstantiated quality issues about Indian honey. (All foreign honeys are banned from New Zealand, but there were claims that Dabur honey is under voluntary recall in Canada as it may contain chloramphenicol, which poses a small risk of a serious blood disorder known as aplastic anaemia.)
Dabur maintained that the company had not exported any honey to New Zealand and that it is the Kiwi authorities who should be taking responsibility of letting Indian honey inside the country.

... We are concerned on the alerts being raised and would like to mention, in the interest of all, that Dabur Honey meets the stringent norms laid out under CODEX ALIMENTARIUS and the Indian PFA laws and is, therefore, an absolutely safe product, said a company spokesman.


Blogger Rufus said...

As a doctor I can confidently (yet rather uninformedly) state that the chance of getting aplastic anemia from honey must be miniscule.
Did you see the small beekeeping feature in the Sunday Times style section? Sadly it didn't make the online version.

10:14 pm  

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