Watchdog findings welcomed
CAPILANO Honey has welcomed findings by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission clearing it of allegations it had adulterated its “pure
100 per cent” Allowrie-brand honey with sugar syrup.
But it believes consumer confidence has been damaged by media reports that triggered the ACCC investigation, casting doubt over honey products.
The ACCC found the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance testing, which formed the basis of the allegations last month, was not “reliable enough” to determine if the honey had been adulterated or not and therefore could not be used as the basis for legal action.
The investigation found Capilano had taken steps to “provide assurance” and did not uncover any other evidence to support the allegation Capilano’s honey was adulterated with sugar syrup.
The Department of Agriculture is currently reviewing testing standards for honey.
— Lucy Knight