Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Zealand ‘Toxic Honey’ Scare Causes Drop in Sales

Honey Out of Favour After Scare
By Natalie Akoorie, The Dominion Post - Waikato Times, 4/15/2008

A Hamilton honey producer has suffered a significant drop in income following last month's toxic honey scare, something he believes could have been avoided.

Chris Cable, of Rainbow Honey, wants the public to know experienced beekeepers such as he and wife Jenny who have been producing honey for 29 years know the risks involved and how to avoid them.

More than 23 people were struck down after eating honey contaminated by bees feeding off native tutu bushes in the Coromandel, 22 cases of which had been traced to Whangamata's Projen Apiary, run by hobbyist Kevin Prout…

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