Tutin is a neurotoxin present in tutu bushes which can make its way into honey and cause poisoning in humans. As tutin may be found in comb honey or extracted honey (under certain conditions) over the January to April months, it is timely to remind our industry of the risks.
This backgrounder is part of an education campaign launched by the Bee Products Standards Council to raise awareness of this issue. We encourage you to check the resources available and to pass this information on to anyone who may find it useful.
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