Capilano slams reports of the fake honey caper

Capilano Honey (ASX:CZZ) isn't buying into the intrigue of international gangs flooding the Australian market with fake honey.

The Brisbane-based producer has slammed media reports that it may be unwittingly selling fake honey after nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) testing revealed that Allowrie's Mixed Blossom Honey was 'adulterated' in a majority of samples.

This blend of honey, which is part of the Capilano stable, is sourced from domestic and overseas sources, but is marketed as 100 per cent honey. There has been no suggestion that Capilano honey is adulterated.

Capilano managing director Dr Ben McKee has blasted the reports, arguing that the company uses 'validated internationally recognised testing of honey to determine authenticity' on every batch of imported honey.

He says Capilano has found NMR results to be 'inconsistent between batches and different laboratories assessing the same sample'.

"While we have full confidence that Allowrie Honey contains only pure honey, we also recognise that there is no consensus view from across the industry about the reliability of the NMR test that has led to the reports in the media," says McKee. Read more

Nick Nichols - Business News Australia - 3 September 2018


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