23 Jul 2010

Fake NZ honey being sold overseas

6:50 am on 23 July 2010

The honey industry says it's still trying to get on top of the fraud in overseas markets in which overseas products are being passed off as New Zealand honey.

National Beekeepers Association president Frans Laas says evidence has been found of overseas producers relabelling local product, and trying to pass it off as coming from New Zealand.

Mr Laas says they have found pollens in the honey that do not exist in New Zealand.

He says they're still working to get those fraudulent products off the shelf, by putting in a traceability system.