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Honey Interest Group of the

Chemical Contaminants and Residues

in Food Community

 

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Method 998.12 Study

The AOAC Official Methods Board is currently conducting an study of method 998.12 to determine is filtration and/or centrifugation should be added as an alternative to the method for honeys with high pollen content.

Work continues on development of a suite of methods to address detection of adulteration in honey.

See Karyne Rogers, K.Rogers@gns.cri.nz

and Lutz Elflein, : lutz.elflein@intertek.com

 
 
 
What is causing Colony Collapse?
Is imported honey contaminated with drugs and pesticides?
Is it really honey or sugar syrup?
 

ANALYTICAL NEEDS
Screen Multiple Veterinary Drugs
Quantitative Confirmational Data
Establish Standards of Identity

Screen for Adulteration    
 Assure Importers & Exporters comply with  International Food Safety Guidelines
 Analytical Results that are acceptable to Government Agencies Internationally
 Legally Defensible Data
 
 

MATRICES

ANALYTES

honey
pollen
nectar
wax
bees
cane, beet, rice syrup adulteration

Pesticides
Veterinary Drugs
Industrial chemicals
C12 / C13 ratios

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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