Capilano Honey published a media release on Wednesday (29-1-19) on their website announcing they will no longer sell their poisonous, toxic and fake Allowrie Honey. This is after Coles stopped selling the Allowrie brand and all other imported honey in July 2018.
The reasons given by Capilano are laughable but when their media release is put together with evidence I already had about Woolworths it exposes Capilano’s and Woolworths’ new fake and poisonous honey scam. It’s simple, they stop selling the Allowrie Brand and now the focus is on Woolworths pushing their fake organic brand Macro Honey, which is produced by Capilano and only has 20% Australian honey with the other 80% being imported. That is even worse than Allowrie which was said to be 30% Australian.
Coles and Capilano Honey have buckled to the consumer campaign that has been driven over the last 2 years largely by Simon Mulvany, after they started suing him in February 2016, and myself after Capilano Honey started suing me in October 2016.
Woolworths have stood their ground because they have a bigger agenda and if they buckle on honey and stop selling imported honey Woolworths are worried it will have a domino effect on many of their other fake and fraudulent organic food products. I wrote an article titled “Woolworths organic food scam” in June 2018 and put questions to Woolworths but they refused to answer.
Capilano’s motive is just pure greed and they will probably never stop importing honey as they not only sell it here but also re-export it to other counties under their Capilano brand.
Capilano’s new scam also exposes the true intentions of the new majority owners of Capilano Honey, private equity fund Wattle Hill and investment manager Roc Partners, and is the same game plan used by Kerry Stokes previously when he controlled Capilano with only a 20% shareholding. Mr Stokes has kept his shareholding along with the new majority owners. Wattle Hill was co-founded by Albert Tse, the husband of Jessica Rudd, daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Below is Capilano Honey’s media release but the big lies are in what they don’t say. Capilano Honey is Australia’s biggest importer of Honey and nowhere in the media release do they say they will stop importing honey. Or do they say when they will stop selling their other brands such as Smiths, Barnes, Wescobee and Woolworths Macro brand which they make and which are all mixed with imported honey the same as Allowrie honey?
Capilano’s Parent Company Retire Allowrie Honey Brand
Over recent seasons we’ve seen honey stock return to sustainable levels and the new owners of Capilano Honey Ltd (CHL) have followed through with their promise to begin transitioning out of imported honey. The Company has made the decision to retire the Allowrie honey brand to allow greater clarity for consumers of our pure Australian honey offer in the market. This is the first step on the journey to making all honey products 100% Australian, with the exception of a small amount of active Manuka honey sourced from New Zealand for another subsidiary brand in the Company’s portfolio.
“While it is always sad to see a brand removed from sale at our request, CHL has always been transparent that when Australian honey production and sustainable stock levels returned, we would cease the importation of honey, and that is what we are doing,” Dr Ben McKee, the Chief Executive of CHL said today.
The timing of the decision reflects the improvements in Australian honey production over recent seasons and the resulting gains in Australian honey inventory, which has reduced the need for the importation of honey to buffer supply.
“CHL is a company that has been built on the support of Australian beekeepers for generations, and we are proud to promote their great Australian honey all around the world.”
“Capilano branded honey is, and will always remain, our 100% Australian pure honey offer in every market in which we operate,” Dr McKee said.
CHL was recently purchased by a private equity Consortium and the company remains majority Australian owned, with majority shareholders Wroxby Pty Ltd, Wattle Hill RHC and ROC Capital Pty Ltd. The new owners have also confirmed today that the existing investment in enhanced robust honey adulteration testing, which covers every single batch of honey sold on retail shelves, will be an on-going measure to reassure consumers of the quality of the honey products produced by the company.
To the best of our knowledge, CHL is the only honey packer in Australia that undertakes this level of testing on every batch, which gives consumers surety that our products are only 100% pure honey, and the best quality in the market. “It is pleasing to see that our new owners have been true to their word, as we focus our efforts to support Australian beekeepers, the Australian honey industry and marketing Australian honey products worldwide,” Dr McKee said.
End of the press release
I took the below photo on Saturday the 26th of January 2019 and put the picture on Facebook yesterday (29-1-19) at 3.12pm with the caption “Woolworths dumping the Capilano owned Allowrie Honey which is 70% Chinese fake honey.” Yesterday Capilano also posted their press release on their website withdrawing the Allowrie brand but I do not know which was first. Maybe my Facebook post pressured Capilano to issue the press release. But going on the below picture Capilano had been planning on withdrawing Allowrie Honey at least since Saturday as the special tags say “Clearance”.
Capilano say in their press release that they test every batch to make sure it is “100% pure honey“. Then why for over 2 years have Capilano Honey and their CEO Ben McKee refused to provide the testing to the Supreme Court of NSW and Supreme Court of Victoria in their defamation and injurious falsehood court cases against Simon Mulvany and me. In 2017 Simon Mulvany had lawyers subpoena testing that Capilano’s lawyer Richard Keegan claimed in an affidavit that Capilano Honey did. I was in court when Richard Keegan was asked about what evidence was produced in relation to Simon Mulvany’s subpoena and Richard Keegan said nothing was produced. In other words, Keegan in effect admitted that he perjured himself in an affidavit when he said Capilano Honey did certain testing.
Capilano Honey is big on saying things in media releases but always refuse to back it up in court under oath.
In the below exchange Woolworths answered a few questions that Kangaroo Court of Australia reader Allan Moore asked on Facebook. They claim their honey is guaranteed as being organic by the company Australian Certified Organic (ACO). In March 2017 I wrote an article titled “Woolworths, Coles and Aldi running a scam selling imported food as organic” outing ACO for running a scam where they sell fraudulent organic certification to companies such as Woolworths so Woolworths can sell the food to unsuspecting consumers for a higher price.
Woolworths never answered Allan Moore’s follow-up of why their honey is not “100% Australian”.
This post shows the battle is not over but Capilano Honey and their partner in crime Woolworths are on the back foot in a huge way. Especially after Capilano Honey was defeated by me in October 2018 in the Court of Appeal in NSW where Capilano lost their dodgy suppression order protection.
I will be back in court soon fighting Capilano Honey and their CEO Ben McKee’s frivolous and vexatious court case against me and I plan on going on the front foot in the legal battle in a big way so please read below and donate.
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