Honey fraud may be on the rise in Australia as the country’s largest honey producer, and some of Australia’s largest supermarket chains have been caught selling fake honey. According to reports from a leading scientific lab that specialises in honey fraud, almost half of the samples selected from supermarkets were found to be “adulterated,” due to contamination of other substances. Among some of the brands tested was Capilano’s Allowire branded Mixed Blossom Honey, IGA’s Black and Gold private label and Aldi’s Bramwell’s home brand. Out of the 28 samples that were tested, 12 were found to be not pure honey. The tests are causing such as controversy in Australia that now the Federal Government is involved as well as local and international regulators. Some supermarket chains have already started pulling honey from their shelves to avoid being involved in the controversy.