"This statement was incorrect and was removed as soon as the mistake was brought to our attention. We regret the error.” (True Source Honey)
Baytown, TX (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Honey Holding I, Ltd (“Honey Holding”), an industrial honey processor, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with True Source Honey (“True Source”) whereby True Source retracted its admittedly false and incorrect statement that Honey Holding had been indicted for defrauding the U.S. out of millions of dollars of anti-dumping duty, and True Source removed this false statement from its public web site.
In an agreement dated April 23rd, True Source admitted that it had published on its web site false information concerning Honey Holding, albeit unintentionally. In doing so, True Source confirmed that Honey Holding has never been indicted or charged by the U.S. government for illegal transshipment of Chinese honey or for defrauding the United States out of any anti-dumping duties. And in an effort to correct any public misconception resulting from its false, published misstatement, True Source Honey has posted the following retraction “We recently published an item that contained the statement ‘Honey Holding of TX indicted on defrauding U.S. millions of dollars over anti-dumping duties.’ This statement was incorrect and was removed as soon as the mistake was brought to our attention. We regret the error.” http://truesourcehoney.com/newsroom/2014-04-08-Infographic.jpg
This retraction by True Source follows a recent retraction by the American Honey Producers Association (“AHPA”) which last month admitted that it too had incorrectly represented that Honey Holding had been criminally charged with illegal transshipment of Chinese honey. (Case#13R140: US District Court No. District of Illinois Eastern Division) http://www.ahpanet.com/?page=LatestNews
Contrary to these admittedly false and inaccurate statements by True Source and AHPA, Honey Holding has never been indicted or criminally charged with illegally smuggling Chinese honey into the U.S. or defrauding the United States of anti-dumping duties. In fact, Honey Holding is a honey industry leader in the use of origin testing through mellisopalynology (or pollen analysis) to identify and stop illegal transshipment and illegal importation of Chinese origin honey. As one of its origin verification criteria, Honey Holding obtains third party laboratory origin testing on 100% of its approximate 20 million #’s of foreign honey purchases annually insuring its customer’s unquestionable documentation as to the origin of the honey they receive. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11683544.htm
About Honey Holding I, Ltd.
Located in Baytown, Texas, Honey Holding is one of the largest processors of industrial honey in the United States, supplying most of America’s premier bakers and food processors. Beginning in early 2011 and into 2013, Honey Holding provided extensive assistance to the Department of Homeland Security in its efforts to eliminate the importation of illegally transshipped Chinese honey. Learn more at http://www.honeysolutions.com