Four in 10 honey jars fail chemical residue tests

Government tests show massive increase in non-compliance


Tests conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found that nearly 40 per cent of honey jars sold in Canada contain elevated levels of chemical residues. The tests found only 61 per cent of the containers passed federal chemical-residue requirements according to the report, a big drop from 2005-2006, when nearly all the jars—94 per cent—passed the test. However, the agency says the residues present no threat to consumers, and are simply the result of bee-calming agents used in the harvesting process.

Regina Leader-Post

Filed under:

Sign in to comment.