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SC Honey Labeling and Food Processing Guidelines

To learn about South Carolina Department of Agriculture's Honey Labeling regulations, download these Department of Agriculture documents:

Honey is typically sold by weight, rather than volume. It is heavier than water, the standard for fluid ounces. This is why one cup of water is considered both 8 fluid ounces and 8 ounces by weight. However, 8 fluid ounces of honey will actually weigh 12 ounces. A gallon of honey (128 fluid oz.) weighs approximately 12 lbs. In South Carolina you need to label your honey by weight not fluid ounces.

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