Food

Questions and answers

Questions and answers

What is a European Commission co-ordinated control plan?

Why was honey selected for the control plan?

What were the objectives of the control plan on honey?

Which countries participated and what activities did they undertake?

What was the sampling and testing methodology for the control plan?

What do the results from the JRC show?

Did the JRC use a validated method to test the samples?

Are the results from the JRC representative of the EU market for honey?

Will the results broken down by Member State be published by the Commission?

Will recommendations made by the JRC be delivered?

What action will the Commission take to ensure that EU honey is not adulterated by sugar?

Does the Commission plan to undertake additional control plans on other food products?

Is honey currently regulated in the EU?

What is the 'honey' in legal terms?

What are the rules for sugar content in honey?

What are the rules for declaring the geographical origin of honey?

What are the rules for declaring the botanical source of honey?

What other information referring to the characteristics of honey may appear on the label?

What are the other mandatory indications for labelling honey and related products?

What are the most common fraudulent practices concerning honey?

Do feeding bees with sugar syrups cause adulteration of honey?

What are the difficulties in detecting adulterations with sugars?