New York State needs a
to combat Adulterated import honey
New York honey producers are facing destruction without definitive standards of identity for honey to preserve the wholesomeness of honey in the eyes of the consumer and to provide possible civil recourse when the honey is found to be adulterated.
Having a pure product is much better than having a product that is of poor quality, potentially tainted and at the worst causing sickness.
Adulteration hurts the reputation of honey as a high quality wholesome and natural food, imperils the viability of beekeepers and packers through unfair competition, and threatens the health and confidence of consumers. Protection of New York beekeepers and honey producers from unfair mixing, blending and sale of cheap inferior products gives the industry the strength and professionalism to elevate the product and the producers in offering the
Pride of New York.