The nation’s animal health agency has launched a program to allow producers to place a symbol to show that the products are not adulterated or contaminated.
The program is voluntary, and the first beneficiaries will be beekeepers, said the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, part of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería.
The products will undergo inspections to attest to purity, said the agency.
There area about 31,000 bee hives in Costa Rica, primarily in the provinces of Alajuela, San José and Puntarenas. Honey is easily adulterated with various types of sugar syrup that is not easy to detect.