Imported Jelly Passed Off as New Zealand Made - Company Fined
New Zealand Herald, 5/5/2010
A company that sold a product made from royal jelly imported from China, with labels that implied the product was made in New Zealand, has been fined $15,000 in the Auckland District Court.
New Zealand Natural Care Products Limited (NZ Natural) entered guilty pleas to two charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act yesterday.
Both charges relate to making false or misleading representations concerning the place of origin of goods.
Royal jelly, a secretion from honey bees, is claimed to have a variety of health benefits.
New Zealand royal jelly is believed to be of a higher quality, recording higher readings of the active ingredient 10HDA than overseas sourced product, and therefore attracts a premium price…