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CPG Sec 505.350 Honey Bread, Honey Buns March 1988

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Regulatory Affairs
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


No standard of identity has been established under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for "honey bread." Inquiries are sometimes received from bakers concerning the labeling of bread or buns as "honey bread" or "honey buns," or by similar names.


The FDA does not object to use of the word "honey" in the name of nonstandardized bread, buns, or other bakery products if *the products do not purport to be standardized foods and* enough honey is used to give the product a characteristic honey flavor. *FDA believes that at least 8% honey (based on weight of flour) should be used in a bread labeled as honey bread. The use of lesser quantity is not prohibited, but in that case, "honey" should not be featured in the labeling.* Honey must be listed in its order of predominance in the ingredient statement regardless of the *amount* present.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 1/19/77
Revised: 10/1/80
Reissued: 3/8/88

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