True Source Honey, LLC has developed the True Source Certified ® voluntary system of origin traceability for those participants who wish to demonstrate through an independent 3rd Party Audit Firm that their sourcing practices of honey are in full compliance with U.S. and international trade laws.
True Source Certified permits honey to be tracked from the consumer in North America back through the supply chain to the country of origin and to the beekeeper that harvested the honey from the beehive.
The basics of the program are as follows:
1. Certified Member: Third Party Audit Firm conducts audits (documents and product testing for country of origin) to demonstrate compliance to True Source standards and certifies the:
Honey Packers in North America
2. Participating Member: The North American Beekeepers and Importers register with True Source Certified and help maintain the system of traceability.
3. Third Party Audit Firm assigns a unique True Source Certified ID Number to each load shipped from Certified Processor/Exporters. This True Source ID Number will appear on drums labels and all commercial and transportation documents.
4. 14 Countries of origin currently approved (additional countries pending).
Click here for a video of the True Source Certification program
Last updated : 05/13/2014