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I got this message this morning:
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Honey Solutions honey packing company has weekend fire


By Jane Howard Lee
Contributor, THE BAYTOWN SUN



The main metal building at Honey Solutions, a honey processing plant between Baytown and Mont Belvieu, Texas, may have survived Hurricane Ike, but it could not hold up against a fire that raged through the plant Sunday night, formerly known as Hoyt’s Honey Farm, about 7:40 p.m.

Located at 11711 Interstate 10 East, Honey Solutions processes bulk honey from American and overseas sources, and then distributes it to food manufacturers and honey distributors throughout the nation.

It is one of the largest dedicated industrial honey suppliers in the United States.

The plant suffered heavy damage from the blaze, but no injuries were reported.

Firefighters from some of the other agencies remained on the scene longer and arson investigators worked to determine the cause of the blaze. Initial reports indicated that 100% of the offices were destroyed, but this isn’t confirmed.

By Monday morning, workers with Phoenix Pollution Control and Environmental Services were at Honey Solutions to begin clean-up activities, while Honey Solutions workers awaited a representative from the insurance company.

According to a spokesman for the Chambers County Office of Emergency Management, 10 other fire departments responded to the fire.


Honey industry spokespeople commented that this is a significant event for the entire honey industry that will exacerbate the international shortage of honey.






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Certainly food makers using HH products will be impacted and will have to possibly source some honey elsewhere. However I ask to myself if they would be willing or able to pay real prices. Up to now I have not seen any change on the price trend (softening). :D
 
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