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India’s Kejriwal Bee Care becomes first True Source Honey Certified entity:

Date of posting: 13-09-11

In an initiative to certify whole chain traceability and sustainability of ethically sourced fairly traded honey. Intertek has launched the True Source Honey Certified program in India and chosen Kejriwal Bee Care India (P) Ltd as the first TSH Certified Honey Exporter in the World.

"Intertek is very pleased that True Source Honey chose our expertise. We look forward to applying our skill to ensure that the complete honey supply chain is protected." Said Rajesh Saigal, Managing Director, Intertek India.

“We are pleased to become the first True Source Honey (TSH) Certified entity in the world. As honey circumvention is a very hot topic across the World, this initiative was launched to ensure that the origin of the honey is supplied, is certified by third party auditors. We are proud to receive this certificate from True Source Honey, LLC”- said, Kejriwal, Chairman, Kejriwal Bee Care India (P) Ltd.

Honey is one of the few remaining food products that are considered natural (or without added ingredients or other refined additives that alter the composition of the product). In an effort to protect the product, True Source Honey will work with honey companies in the countries of origin and U.S importers to set a global standard for high- quality honey.

Intertek will play an integral part in helping to set this standard, by handling all of the traceability audits and inspecting the containers of honey imported into the U.S. as registered under the True Source Honey initiative.

Besides Intertek, Grant Thornton, one of World’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms, has been exclusively appointed by True Source Honey, LLC (TSH) for the purpose of conducting Financial Audit for companies interested in applying for TSH certification in India.

“The purpose of the Audit will be to determine that only honey of Indian origin is exported as “Product of India” to the United Sates. “Said Mehra, Director, Grant Thorton India.

Intertek is an global partner for True Source Honey and is also a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around world.

Source : Commodity Online

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