In the fight against honey fraud and adulteration, the brands Honey Stinger, Droga Chocolates and Unilever’s Hellmann’s are the first to achieve the Made With True Source Honey certification from NSF International.
True Source Honey certification combines third-party audits with third-party sampling and container shipment oversight to trace honey to its origin and verify that 100 percent of the honey used in a product is True Source Honey certified. Products seeking certification must demonstrate compliance through a document review and facility inspection.
The Made With True Source Honey certification mark can now be found on the brands’ products including:
- Droga Chocolates – Droga’s Money on Honey, a unique line of wildflower honey caramel treats. Flavors include Dark Chocolate French Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Roasted Peanut, Dark Chocolate Crispy Brown Rice, and the new Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut Almond, winner of the 2018 sofi™ Gold Award for best chocolate candy.
- Honey Stinger – Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Mint Almond Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry Almond Protein Bar, Peanut Butta Protein Bar, Rocket Chocolate Energy Bar, Peanut Butter n’ Honey Energy Bar, Berry Banana Buzz Energy Bar, Organic Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar, Organic Almond Butter & Dark Chocolate Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar, and Organic Cashew Butter & Milk Chocolate Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar
- Hellman’s – Hellmann’s Real Ketchup made with honey and Best Foods Real Ketchup made with honey
“Honey is easily adulterated and consumers are understandably concerned,” said Steve Taormina, business unit manager for NSF’s Consumer Values Verified Program. “The True Source Honey certification helps honey suppliers to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to responsible honey sourcing and reassures consumers that the honey is not fraudulent/adulterated and the country of origin on the label is correct.”
NSF also provides organic and Certified Transitional certification through its Quality Assurance International (QAI) subsidiary.