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It has probably been inspired by the interest in raw milk — a term which does have a clear dictionary definition: unpasteurised. The degree of filtering also sometimes enters the brawl with an unclear distinction between coarse and fine filtering. So, there is some ambiguity among beekeepers. It extends to the various food authorities and their approach to the term. Their guidance was for trading standards officers and specifically not for producers because interpretation and implementation are devolved to the local council trading standards. In England and Wales, trading standards officers may interpret and implement the guidance as they see fit.
Businesses and producers therefore must refer to local trading standards personnel — which causes obvious difficulty if you are selling your honey nationally. Aside from the complication of local interpretation of the ACTSO guidance, what did its focus group actually say? Therefore, raw honey has no special characteristics and the term becomes misleading.
It is not a recognised term and we would therefore advise that businesses do not use it when describing honey on food labels. Similarly, the term raw honey does not seem to be used much or at all in Northern Ireland where food labelling issues are dealt with by environmental health officers in its district councils. Dale Gibson of Bermondsey Street Bees is one of the growing band of advocates for the use of the term raw honey. Dale claims to produce a premium product and wants to distinguish it from the industrial product that often, he says, involves flash heating or worse. Bryden McKinnie, of Jacobite Apiaries a small-scale producer near Edinburgh, also toyed with using the term raw, but withdrew it when objections were raised to the use of the word on labels that he had produced on request for a colleague in England.
How then can small-scale producers distinguish their honey from the industrial-style packers? The taste of our pure English honey speaks for itself. Braw is of Scottish origin with meanings including worthy, fine, good and splendid according to the New Shorter Oxford Dictionary.
Toggle . Raw in Northern Ireland Similarly, the term raw honey does not seem to be used much or at all in Northern Ireland where food labelling issues are dealt with by environmental health officers in its district councils. Raw in Practice Dale Gibson of Bermondsey Street Bees is one of the growing band of advocates for the use of the term raw honey.Honeys urban dictionary
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