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    Default Is this a barrel of Chinese Honey?

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    Saw this in the yard of a major packer in the local area whom I met with today.

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    Default Re: Is this a barrel of Chinese Honey?

    Well, the barrel does say "made in Taiwan"
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    Default Re: Is this a barrel of Chinese Honey?

    Yeah, I see that, but was wondering whether the barrel could have been made there and it did not contain the illegal honey. This guy is huge and purports to send out several hundred thousand pounds a day.

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    Default Re: Is this a barrel of Chinese Honey?

    I'm speaking out of turn, but compelled to respond anyway. Odds are, even if it is Chinese honey, he probably doesn't know. That's the beauty of laundering it through different nations. He may have good reason to suspect it, if the honey is dirt cheap, but may not care either way.

    Suppose it doesn't hurt to ask him what the sourcing is on all his honey, just to see if he even knows. After all, could be the barrel itself was made in Taiwan but the honey inside is pure American.

    Good luck tracking anything down. All I KNOW is where the jars of honey on my porch came from!
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    Default Re: Is this a barrel of Chinese Honey?

    From reading the Commercial forum and For Sale posts, the origin of the barrel itself, and the origin of the contents are not necessarily the same. Here is one example:
    Quote Originally Posted by suttonbeeman View Post
    sold orange ex white for 1.60...three major packers all offering 1.60 with barrel exchange and picked up at your dock!

    Honey barrels are swapped around / reused / refilled in much the same way standard pallets are reused.



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