7 months ago | 1 min

Honey composition and labelling is controlled by The Honey (England) Regulations 2015. This legislation lays down reserved descriptions that must be used for:

  • the source from which the honey is obtained (for example, blossom, honeydew)
  • the processes by which it’s obtained (for example, drained, extracted)
  • the way it’s presented (for example, comb, chunk honey)
  • The regulations lay down detailed specifications honey must comply with in terms of its composition and sets out some general quality criteria for honey.
  • Where a reserved description is used (for example, ‘comb honey’ or ‘honeydew honey’), the product must be made according to the defined compositional criteria.

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