The Financial Express, 12th May 2003

After SARS, now beware of Chinese honey!!

Next time you take your daily dose of honey, watch out if it is imported from China for there is a fair chance of your body immune system being affected by it.

According to consumer interest bodies, Chinese honey, banned in several countries, is making inroads in Indian market to the detriment of the health of common man.

Chinese honey, establishing its presence in India and even being re-exported, is contaminated with chloramphenicol, which might render a person resistant to antibiotics used in the treatment of typhoid and paratyphoid, Director Consumer Unity & Trust Society Rajan R Gandhi said in New Delhi.