Producer Purity Certification

Under the proposal accepted by the European Union, handlers must obtain a certification of honey purity from each producer whose honey will be shipped to the European Union. Certification may be accomplished on a per-crop year or per-contract basis. Samples of an acceptable form for each of these types of certifications appear on the following two pages.

Recordkeeping Requirements on Certified Producers

A file for each Certified Producer will be maintained and made available for review and must include the following documents:

  • Completed Producer Certification (updated at minimum each crop year or for each contract). Download these forms below or obtain hard copies from the National Honey Board.
  • Dated weigh ticket for each lot/load delivered
  • Crop year and floral variety description for each lot/drum/pail noted on each weigh ticket
  • Test results as required by the specified sampling protocol under this program

Container Marking Requirements

Each drum/pail of raw honey from a Certified Producer will be clearly marked with the following as received:

  • Producer Name
  • Crop Year
  • Floral VarietyReceipt Date

Producer files are to be retained for 3 years beyond the crop year or contract year to which they apply.

With the exception of container labels, records may be stored electronically provided that they duplicate, in all material respects, the information required above.

Producer Purity Certification Form - per contract

Producer Purity Certification Form for certification per contract.

Handlers must obtain a certification of honey purity from each producer whose honey will be shipped to the European Union.

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Producer Purity Certification Form - per crop year

Producer Purity Certification Form for certification per crop year.

Handlers must obtain a certification of honey purity from each producer whose honey will be shipped to the European Union.

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