Honey Label

Honey label requirements vary from state to state.   Texas Agricultural Code 131 identifies very specific honey label requirements.  The list below is provided by the Texas Beekeepers Association to its members as a reference, and is not a replacement or substitution for current laws or requirements by the State of Texas or any federal agency requirements for items required on a beekeeper’s honey label.  For a complete list of all current Texas beekeeping laws see Texas Agricultural Code 131

  • SUB-CHAPTER E. LABELING AND SALE OF HONEY
Sec. 131.081. USE OF “HONEY” ON LABEL.A person may not label, sell, or keep, offer, or expose for sale a product identified on its label as “honey,” “liquid or extracted honey,” “strained honey,” or “pure honey” unless the product consists exclusively of pure honey.
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1884, ch. 350, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.
  • Sec. 131.082. USE OF BEE, HIVE, OR COMB DESIGN.A person may not label, sell, or keep, expose, or offer for sale a product that resembles honey and that has on its label a picture or drawing of a bee, hive, or comb unless the product consists exclusively of pure honey.
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1884, ch. 350, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.
  • Sec. 131.083. SALE OF IMITATION HONEY.A person may not label, sell, or keep, expose, or offer for sale a product that resembles honey and is identified on its label as “imitation honey.”
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1884, ch. 350, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. label, sell, or keep, expose, or offer for sale a product that consists of honey mixed with another ingredient unless:

    (1) the product bears a label with a list of ingredients; and (2) “honey” appears in the list of  ingredients in the same size type of print as the other ingredients.

  • Sec. 131.084. SALE OF HONEY MIXTURES.

    (a) A person may not label, sell, or keep, expose, or offer for sale a product that consists of honey mixed with another ingredient unless:

    (1) the product bears a label with a list of ingredients; and

    (2) “honey” appears in the list of ingredients in the same size type of print as the other ingredients.

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    (b) A person may not label, sell, or keep, expose, or offer for sale a product that contains honey mixed with another ingredient and contains in the product name “honey” in a larger size of type or print or in a more prominent position than the other words in the product name.
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1884, ch. 350, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

  • Sec. 131.123. LABELING OR SALE OF HONEY.(a) A person commits an offense if the person violates a provision of Subchapter E of this chapter.

    (b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1884, ch. 350, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.