Toothpaste, Toys, Baby Milk… What’s next?… Try Honey…
From The Telegraph:
So-called “honey laundering” involves elaborate schemes in which cheap, diluted or contaminated honey from China is brought in after being “laundered” in another country to disguise its origin and evade tariffs and health inspections.
A five-month investigation by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper found the international honey trade rife with criminal enterprises designed to take advantage of the demand for imports created by the mysterious collapse of bee colonies across America.
According to the paper, large shipments of tainted honey from China have recently arrived at Western US ports after being repackaged as a product of Russia. Tens of thousands of tons of honey also enter the US each year from countries with few bees and no record of exporting honey such as Singapore and the Bahamas.
Other shipments have come via India, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and even Poland.
The smugglers aim to avoid the health checks, tariffs and import fees imposed on foreign food products that deliberately undercut US domestic prices.
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