Agri Ministers Agree on Mandatory Honey Indications
European Union agriculture ministers agreed that in the future, it will be mandatory to indicate the place of origin and the exact percentage of honey on labels, according to a statement from the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, writes profitline.hu.
Minister of Agriculture István Nagy drew attention to the fact that more than four years of work have come to fruition with the decision, as Hungary was the first to initiate the tightening of the rules for marking the origin of honey mixtures in November 2019.
Thanks to the stricter regulations, it will be apparent to customers which country honey comes from and in what proportion it is found in the given product.
On the one hand, this makes it easier for consumers to find quality Hungarian honey, and by purchasing them, they support not only Hungarian beekeepers but also the preservation of biological diversity. On the other hand, the mandatory origin marking containing an exact percentage can effectively help fight against honey of uncertain origin, of dubious quality, coming from outside the EU, Nagy added.
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