EU Changes Honey Labelling at Hungary’s Request

  • 2 Feb 2024 8:04 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
EU Changes Honey Labelling at Hungary’s Request
In response to a Hungarian initiative, the EU has decided to change the labelling of honey products to make it mandatory to indicate the place of origin and the exact percentage of the honey in the product in the future, Agriculture Minister István Nagy announced.

Producers of mixed honey will have to list all countries of origin in descending order on the label of their products and an indication of the exact percentages.

Nagy said Hungary submitted a proposal to amend the honey directive to tighten the rules on indicating origin in November 2019.

With the change, Nagy said, consumers will be able to find good quality Hungarian honey more easily.

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