new labeling rule comes into effect July 1 for more transparency



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J.Lonchampt, J.Wild, G.Marque, S.Guibout, A.Locascio, D.Chevalier – France 2

France Televisions

From Friday July, 1stthe origin of honey packaged in France will be indicated on the label. It should already be case but some mentions lack precision. Industrialists maintain an artistic vagueness.

It is sometimes difficult to find the origin of honey, its country of production. An essential detail but often well hidden. In a supermarket shelf, there are dozens of references of French or foreign origin. But on some pots, the label leaves room for doubt.It doesn’t mean anything, it can come from France, it can come from Eastern Europe or it can come from China etcsays a customer.I won’t buy this“, admits another.

The labels will soon have to change. As of July 1, all jars must clearly indicate their origin. But the France Télévisions teams have tried to find out why some conditioners do not play the game. They had no explanation. In 2020, French bees produced more than 31,000 tonnes of honey, insufficient for our consumption. So the industrialists of France import thousands of tons of it from abroad such as Spain or China. Some don’t want it to appear on the car pots China is often accused of producing fake honey. The new labeling could suit French beekeepers.

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