Labelling Requirements for Honey Products
Colour Class Designation for Honey Products

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The colour class designation is required immediately following the Grade designation on the label of all honey that is subject to the Honey Regulations. The colour class designation differs for prepackaged honey for the consumer and honey packaged in bulk – separate tables are included below.

Colour Class Designation for Prepackaged Honey for the Consumer
Class Designation on Honey Classifier Reading on Pfund Honey Grader
White not darker than White not more than 30 mm
Golden darker than White, but not darker than Golden more than 30 mm but not more than 50 mm
Amber darker than Golden, but not darker than Amber more than 50 mm but not more than 85 mm
Dark darker than Amber more than 85 mm

[35(1)(a)(ii), 47(1)(c)(ii), Schedule I, Table I, HR]

Colour class designations for prepackaged honey for the consumer must in the size specified in the table Type Height for Net Quantity, Grade and Colour Declarations.

Colour Class Designation for Honey Packed in Bulk Containers Consumer
Class Designation on Honey Classifier Reading on Pfund Honey Grader
Extra White not darker than Extra White not more than 13 mm
White darker than Extra White but not darker than White more than 13 mm but not more than 30 mm
Golden darker than White but not darker than Golden more than 30 mm but not more than 50 mm
Light Amber darker than Golden but not darker than Amber more than 50 mm but not more than 85 mm
Dark Amber darker than Amber but not darker than Dark more than 85 mm but not more than 114 mm
Dark darker than Dark more than 114 mm

[36(1)(b), 47(1)(d)(ii), Schedule I, Table II, HR]

See the Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Honey and Summary Table of Labelling Requirements for Packages and Bulk Containers of Honey for further details on language, legibility and location of colour class declarations.

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