bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Irish honey investigation

Suddenly Ireland seems to be producing more honey that its climate should allow, so the Federation of Irish Beekeepers has introduced a ‘guaranteed Irish’ stamp to try to combat mislabelled honey. Meanwhile the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is doing some forensic pollen analysis.


Blogger Cat said...

Does 'Irish Honey' mean
1. made by Irish bees?
2. made in Ireland?
3. made by bees owned by an Irish citizen?

2:52 am  
Blogger Turlough said...

None of the above, I suspect. Irish honey, according to EU regulations, should be honey made by bees in Ireland. They could be Scottish bees on holiday in Ireland, honey produced by bees in Ireland but processed in Wales, but certainly not honey made elsewhere and processed in Ireland.

9:20 am  

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