How to ensure your honey is pure and not adulterated

Honey has become a prime target for economically motivated adulteration, being in high demand, and short supply. This may involve the addition of cheap-to-produce sugar syrups to increase the volume of honey or claiming a false geographic origin or floral source to elevate the retail value.

  • Honey is one of the 10 most faked food products in the world, according to the European Union.
  • According to the US Pharmacopeia’s Food Fraud Database, honey ranks as the third “food target for adulteration, ranking only behind milk and olive oil
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  • Comprehensive screening of authenticity in one method.
  • Analysis takes 20 minutes where combination of other methods require approximately 2 days
  • Cost per sample significantly lower than combining other methods to get similar data.
  • Fully automated method, no NMR expertise is required
  • Sophisticated detection of the presence of exogeneous sugars by many markers, independent of the sugar source
  • Country of origin and botanical variety verification relies on the chemical composition of the honey
  • The comprehensive database of more than 18000 reference honeys, covering more than 50 geographical origins
  • ISO17025 accreditation
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With Honey-Profiling 2.0 you can:

  • Detect exogenous sugars in any type of honey
  • Verify country of origin of honey
  • Verify botanical variety of monofloral honeys
  • Analyze composition as well as quality and freshness parameters
  • Verify EU-regulated parameters (Council Directive 2001/110/EC)
    • Glucose + fructose
    • Sucrose
    • 5-HMF
  • Detect atypical samples by non-targeted screening
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