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Notice of Public Hearing to Define Honey in Tennessee

Friday, November 07, 2014 | 07:30am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. CST to gather input on the identification and labeling of honey.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on the department’s proposed standards of identity for honey. The goal is to prevent foreign and imitation honey products from being sold in Tennessee. Consumers will be protected from inferior products and honey producers will have greater confidence in expanding their businesses.

With new regulations in place, the department will have the authority to sample and test honey sold in Tennessee for compliance with the proposed labeling requirements.

When:  Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 10 a.m. CST
Where:  Ellington Agricultural Center, Ed Jones Auditorium
416 Hogan Rd.
Nashville, TN
Contact:  David Waddell, Consumer and Industry Services 615-837-5331

A copy of the rules and additional information may be obtained on the department’s webpage at http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/09-20-14.pdf.

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