Honey Quality Quality Control Material

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Product Specification

QC/RM information
Product Code Material Matrix Approx. Size





Moisture, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, HMF

Validity Date


Test Description

Honey consists essentially of different sugars, predominantly fructose and glucose as well as other substances such as organic acids, enzymes and solid particles derived from honey collection.  The colour of honey and consistency can vary considerably, along with its flavour and aroma depending on where it is produced.  Honey intended for human consumption must meet a specific composition which is outlined and detailed in the EU Honey Directive.  The analytes that are included in our honey proficiency tests are all important determinants in evaluating the quality of honey.

In addition to our normal analytes of interest in honey, on this occasion we have included the analysis of free acid. Free acid and the acids in honey are important contributors to its flavour.

It is important to provide consumers with an accurate representation of the honey they are purchasing, this can only be achieved through accurate testing measures. This testing ability must be maintained through effective quality assurance activities, something Fapas quality control materials can be utilised effectively within.

Quality control materials can be used across your complete testing arrangement, allowing you to sanardise your complete process through techniques such as staff training activities and instrumentation verification exercises. This allows you to achieve a low level of bias to ensure credible results are offered to your customers, that can be repeated across your testing arrangement.

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