Thomas Edward Burleson, Jr. of Burleson’s Honey in Waxahachie, Tex., died Sept. 19, 2011, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Tex.
A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities.
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A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the honey seized in the Alfred L. Wolff import fraud case destroyed. The 2,441 drums of honey is being held at various locations, mostly in the Chicago area.
By Troy Fore, Editor/Publisher
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