• (9-2015) True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped from Thailand and Taiwan – True Source has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Thailand or Taiwan. Honey importers, retailers and manufacturers are advised to proceed carefully and consider additional safeguards if they are buying low-priced honey labeled as produced in Thailand or Taiwan, such as ensuring that honey imports are certified by an independent third party.
  • (3-2015) U.S. Honey Certification Program Joins Sen. Bob Casey in Calling for Honey Standard of Identity: The True Source Honey Certification Program commends Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) for his action last week calling on the FDA to establish a federal standard of identity for honey, and echoes his plea for such a standard to be executed quickly to help protect U.S. beekeepers and honey producers from the continuing threat of illicitly sourced honey and false honey products.
  • (1-2015) True Source Applauds U.S. Investigators for Seizing Illegal Chinese Honey in Houston: True Source applauds special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for the seizure of significant amounts of illegal honey in Houston in an ongoing effort to crack down on illegal trade in Chinese honey.
  • (11-2013) Check Your Honey with a New Look-Up Tool – A new search function on the True Source Honey website allows U.S. shoppers to be sure that they're not mistakenly buying honey that has been illegally shipped from China.
  • (10-2013) U.S. Beekeepers Urge Americans To Buy Source-Certified Honey – Facing continued decline in their bee colonies and shrinking honey harvests, U.S. beekeepers are urging U.S. consumers to take an easy step in helping preserve the domestic honey business and assure the quality of the honey they choose: Buy source-certified honey.
  • (4-2013) Bee Maid Becomes Certified – Bee Maid Honey in Manitoba and Alberta, Canada, is the newest True Source certified honey company. “As food safety becomes more important, our consumers and retailers have a very high expectation that we will always be very confident with our sourcing program. We believe that participating in the True Source program is another way of meeting this expectation,” says Bee Maid CEO Guy Chartier.
  • (12-2012) New True Source Video examines the issue of illegally sourced honey and how the True Source program is protecting the reputation and safety of honey for U.S. consumers.
  • (9-2012) Article in Costco Connection Discusses Kirkland’s True-Source Certified Honey
    The Costco Connection discusses True Source as an important step in ensuring that Costco’s product is 100% pure honey.
  • (9-2012) True Source Certifies Exporters – True Source certification audits for exporters were finalized in 2012 and several exporters have quickly moved to become certified. Most notably, nearly 70% of the 2013 Argentine honey crop that will be exported to the United States will be True Source Certified. India and Uruguay are also boasting certified exporters, and Vietnam’s first exporter certification is pending. This is great progress for ensuring that U.S. honey and products using honey are source-certified!