Monday, November 7, 2011




All Mountain Song Inn guest know about our honey
served at breakfast, matter of fact many take a
jar or two home because they know how different it
is from commercial grade honey. Below if a short
article that says it way better than we could.
Though you can get us to sing our honey's praises 
if you just ask us about our bees.
When you come for a visit don't forget to take 
home some HONEY!!

CATCH THE BUZZ
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey. Ultra-filtering 
Removes
 Pollen, Hides Honey Origins
Below  are the first several paragraphs of a copyrighted story by Andrew 
Schneider, 
written for FOOD SAFTEY NEWS.  You can find the rest of the story by 
clicking here
We urge you to read the entire story. It is long, but it is revealing.

by Andrew Schneider | Nov 07, 2011
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly 
what the 
bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.

The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products 
labeled "honey."
The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would 
make the 
nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world's food safety agencies.

The food safety divisions of the  World Health Organization, the European 
Commission 
and dozens of others also have ruled that without pollen there is no way to determine 
whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources.

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that's 
been 
ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn't honey. However, the FDA isn't 
checking 
honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.


Here is a list of the honey tested by Food Safety News
that showed no traces of pollen. Analysis showed that
the absence of pollen was consistent regardless of the
size of the jar. In some cases, the stores where the
honey was purchased are not listed because the same
brands can be found in many different outlets.
• American Choice Clover Honey
• Archer Farms Orange Blossom Honey
• Archer Farms Organic Classic Honey
• Busy Bee Organic Honey
•Busy Bee, Pure Clover Honey
•CVS Honey
• Fred Meyer Clover Honey
• Full Circle Pure Honey
•Giant Eagle Clover Honey
•GE Clover Honey
•Great Value, Clover Honey
•Haggen Honey, Natural & Pure
• HT Traders Tupelo Honey
•Kroger Pure Clover Honey
• Market Pantry Pure Honey
• Mel-o 100 % Pure Honey
•Natural Sue Bee Clover Honey
•Naturally Preferred Fireweed Honey
•Rite Aid Honey
• Safeway Clover Honey
• Silver Bow Pure Honey
• Stop and Shop Clove Honey
• Sue Bee Clover Honey
• Thrifty Bee Honey
• Valutime Honey
•Walgreen MEL-O honey
•Western Family Clover Honey
•Wegman Clover Honey
•Winnie the Pooh, Pure Clover

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