Contaminated Honey reaches Rajya Sabha

Minister of state for agriculture, consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Prof K V Thomas in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on CSE’s report also stated that the European Union had banned the export of honey from India, on account of positive detection of heavy metals and other contaminants, reported in the Residual Monitoring Plan.

He added that a detailed action plan was prepared by Export Inspection Council, which is the competent authority, and this has been communicated to European Commission. The plan addressed all the issues raised by the food and veterinary office mission and puts in motion a system to ensure that honey export from India to the European Union is free of contaminants.