Protecting Canadian Honey Markets both Domestic and Export
RATIONALE / PURPOSE FOR RESOLUTION:
- Whereas… the price of imported honey into Canada undermines the value of Canadian honey forcing producers to take a lower price for their honey.
- Whereas… honey is vulnerable to adulteration, mislabeling, and unethical mixing with cheaper and low-grade honey, sugars, and other substances.
- Whereas… the number of consumers of honey adulteration have increased in recent years, their trust and interest in this valuable product has decreased.
- Whereas… honey adulteration is a threat to both food safety and security
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The Alberta Beekeepers Commission work with CHC, provincial and federal governments/politicians and bureaucrats, retail and consumers to:
- Promote knowledge about honey fraud and the damage to food security and safety in Canada
- Work with Canada Customs, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency to obtain the most up to date/accurate honey and sugar import information
- Work to provide a standard of identity for Canadian Honey that can be used for the certification of honey from Canadian honey producers
- Work to prevent the entry of low cost and fraudulent honey into Canada
RESOLUTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Name of producer submitting resolution: Peter Awram
Name of person seconding resolution: Mike Paradis