NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. CST to gather input on the identification and labeling of honey.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on the department’s proposed standards of identity for honey. The goal is to prevent foreign and imitation honey products from being sold in Tennessee. Consumers will be protected from inferior products and honey producers will have greater confidence in expanding their businesses.
With new regulations in place, the department will have the authority to sample and test honey sold in Tennessee for compliance with the proposed labeling requirements.