MADISON (WKOW) -- A new bill, that proposes standards for selling honey in Wisconsin, makes its way to the Senate this week.
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Peter Barca, a Democrat from Kenosha, says there is a growing problem of products being marketed and sold as honey even though they contain little or no actual honey.
Under the proposal, companies would be prohibited from labeling a product as honey unless it meets certain standards set by the state's Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Barca credits Tim Fulton, president of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association, with the idea for the bill.
The State Assembly passed the bill last week.
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