Expensive manuka honey sold as "pure" in Hong Kong has been tested and found to have rogue ingredients including sugar or sugar syrup, the Hong Kong Consumer Council says.
But the New Zealand Bee Products Standards Council says while the result was shocking, testing of manuka honey had produced high levels of false positives to sugar content.
Chairman Dr Jim Edwards said they were aware of the Hong Kong report but did not know how the honey was tested or whether it was checked using a newly created and more reliable test.
"We have been aware of the need to resolve the testing problems," he said.
''We are watching with interests - our reputation is important."…