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2:40pm 20th January 2014

Cornwall's honey producers avoid a sticky situation over new EU rules.

Officials wanted pollen listed as an ingredient in future.

But campaigners have managed to overturn it by pointing out it is a natural product and the extra cost will devastate small businesses.

South West MEP Julie Girling said: "They're making batches which are considerably smaller, in some cases just ten pots. And technically they would have to have those tested. It costs 94 euros and they would have to be tested every time they produced a batch of honey which I think is totally ludicrous.

"It's totally unnecessary. I don't think consumers believe anything other than the truth which is that honey is a single ingredient product, produce by bees. Pollen is not added by man, therefore why would they want to call pollen an ingredient?"


2:40pm 20th January 2014

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