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Fake Honey? The Proof is the Pollen

It’s no secret that most people are fans of honey. We use it on everything, from sweetening our herbal teas to adding sweet flavors to our salad dressings. We even use it as a remedy to many forms of sickness. But what if we told you that the honey you have in your kitchen might… Continue Reading

Rusty Patched Bumblebees Declared Endangered

Did you know that declining wild bee populations are an indication of potentially serious environmental problems? According to Live Science, a certain species of bumblebee was recently declared an endangered species – and it isn’t the first bee to be on the verge of extinction. The U.S. Endangered Species Act now recognizes the rusty patched… Continue Reading

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: Knowing the Difference

Some people use the term “bumblebee” and “honeybee” interchangeably, but make no mistake – they are not the same! Honeybees and bumblebees are easily the most plentiful type of insects in the country, so you have probably seen lots of both honey and bumble bees in your lifetime, but do you know how truly different… Continue Reading

Industry Wide Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Transhipment of Chinese Honey Dismissed

Honey Holding is pleased to announce today that the US District Court in Chicago has dismissed the remaining aspects of the putative Class Action Lawsuit which has alleged that many of the of the U,S, honey industry’s largest importers were involved in a global conspiracy… (Case no. 13-CV-02905 in the US District Court for the… Continue Reading

Non-GMO Project Verified Honey Supplier

Honey Holding is pleased to announce our most recent enhancement to our vertically integrated, global honey sourcing capabilities. We have been verified as a participant in the Non-GMO Project as a qualified honey supplier from our Baytown TX facility. Our Validation Certificate is posted here. Continue Reading

Global Food Safety Initiative Certification

Honey Holding scores a Double A rating (AA) in its most recent BRC Version 7 annual audit which affirms GFSI confidence in all prerequisite quality systems, and particularly new in V7…Integrated controls to ensure that food fraud avoidance are sytematically practiced and continually validated in accordance with a GFSI rated Double A grade Our 2016-17… Continue Reading

Organic Handler Certification

Honey Holding establishes Organic Handler Certification for Bulk Organic Honey Under the National Organic Program 7 CFR Part 205 Honey Holding has been certified under the US National Organic Program to produce pack and sell Bulk Organic Honey. A Bee Organic sustains our credential as our national certification body and conducts regular unannounced audits to… Continue Reading

Honey Holding Secures Another Retraction From American Honey Producers Association for Publishing False Statements

Honey Holding announced today that it has obtained a second retraction in less than a year from the American Honey Produceres Association (AHPA). The AHPA posted admittedly untrue and incorrect representations concerning charges of criminal actions by HHI and for re-publishing erroneous reporting by the Pittsburg Tribune containing those libelous and defamatory statements on or… Continue Reading

Honey Holding Once Again Earns Coveted Grade “A “

Global Food Safety Initiative Certification under BRC ( 2014, 2015 , 2016 ) Honey Holding announced today that the company has once again exceeded food safety expectations under the Global Standard for Food Safety (GFSI), receiving the highest grade possible, an ‘A’ Grade, in a certification issued on April 28th by the globally prominent British… Continue Reading

Honey Holding Certified as a Trusted Partner by US Customs And Border Protection under the C-TPAT

Honey Holding announced today that the company has been certified as a Trusted Partner to USA Customs & Border Protection under the supply chain security program known as C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). The program provides for CBP oversight of Honey Solution’s Import activity on a annually audited basis. Continue Reading