Capilano honey from Australia safe, says ministry


PETALING JAYA: Another rumour on social media has been debunked.

There has been a buzz that Australian honey, the Capilano brand, is toxic.

Today, Health Ministry Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah assured the public that the product is safe to consume.

“The ministry has received an explanation from the Australian High Commission in Malaysia assuring that all honey exported from Australia is safe,” The Star Online reported today.

The high commission said all honey undergo regulatory tests to ensure they adhere to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Social media had reported that Capilano was made from a mixture of honey imported from China, Mexico, Argentina, Hungary and Brazil.

Noor Hisham said monitoring by the ministry on Capilano honey showed it abided by the Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985.