What Passes for Honey on U.S. Shelves | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Pollen-free honey may not sound like a problem, but without pollen it is not possible to trace the source.


A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities.


No pollen, no traceability, no assurance of safety.