most honey isn’t honey

The Food and Drug Administration says that any honey that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn’t honey.

Food Safety News:

• 76 percent of samples bought at groceries had all the pollen removed.

• 100 percent of the honey sampled from drugstores had no pollen.

• 77 percent of the honey sampled from big box stores had the pollen filtered out.

• 100 percent of the honey packaged in the small individual poly-paks had the pollen removed.

“Removal of all pollen from honey makes no sense and is completely contrary to marketing the highest quality product possible.” —Mark Jensen, president of the American Honey Producers Association