As the honey cosmetics scandal hits, it seems clear that the focus should be on the ingredients in the cosmetics instead of the products themselves.
The news of an ongoing honey cosmetics crisis is a blow to Australia’s honey industry.
The Australian Honey Board (AHBF) says it is reviewing the ingredient lists in its products, as well as the packaging and the way it is labelled.
“We are looking at all of these factors and will have a better understanding of how products are packaged and the ingredients used and the marketing that we’re doing,” AHBF chief executive John Dutton told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.
“We’ve got a lot of information that’s coming out of this.”
The AHBF is responsible for the honey industry’s supply chain.
It says it has contacted several companies to ensure their honey products comply with all of the AHBF’s strict standards.
The MHF is not releasing any further information on the investigation, but it is expected to publish its findings in the coming weeks.
In some cases, the AHBF has been unable to find ingredients that are required by the AH Board to be listed on its honey products.
“It is very important that our products are safe, and that we have all of our ingredients in them and we have the appropriate labels, and we are trying to do that,” Dr Dutton said.
“I think the fact that there are a number of companies in this situation and there is a lot more work that needs to be done, we will certainly be looking at that.”
“The ingredients are out there and they are out for anyone to see.”
The MHB’s Mr Dutton says the AH board has been making adjustments to its honey formula for years.
“The formula has always been there.
We’ve always been looking at the ingredients and trying to make sure they are compliant with all the regulations, and it has always worked,” he said.”
I don’t think we’ve ever seen a situation where the ingredients have not been compliant.”
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