The Council recently received a complaint where a consumer paid $10 for a bottle of ‘pure honey’ in the Rakiraki market – however, when she consumed the product at home, it tasted more like molasses than honey.
The Council after receiving the complaint visited the market vendor to establish the facts.
It was found that the so called ‘pure honey’ was indeed mixed with molasses.
Following this, the market vendor refunded the $10 to the complainant and immediately removed the bottles of honey from his display shelve.
The market vendor further claimed that it was his supplier who had deceived him into buying the fake honey products.