Quality of Honey Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size





Moisture, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, HMF, Diastase, Free Acid

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 proficiency tests can form the basis for.

Proficiency testing from Fapas make use of real food matrices from which to achieve direct comparisons across your routine analysis activities. Proficiency testing from Fapas can form the foundations of your quality assurance activities, as well as tracking your long term progress against industry to provide as accurate as possible test results for your customers to enjoy.

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