Honey testing verifies honey Authenticity, evaluates quality characteristics, determines botanical origin and detects residues of substances such as acaricides and antibiotics. The ISO 17025 accredited food testing laboratory of QACS, offers the basic honey analysis package (Diastase activity, Conductivity, HMF, Moisture and Sugar Content) in order to detect the basic quality characteristics of the product. Complementary Honey testing & Pollen analysis are also offered.
Pollen Analysis determines the complete profile of the pollen grains and the botanical origin of Honey. For retailers and producers who are specifically interested in certifying the thyme origin of honey, QACS offers the solution of the Thyme Pollen Analysis package.
The lack of natural resources to meet increased demands for honey makes it one of the most fraudulent food products on the market. QACS laboratories specialize in honey testing, to verify honey Authenticity, protect consumer safety and support accurate product labeling, by providing evidence on the botanical origin and quality features as instructed by the European norm 2001/110/EC.
Some sugars in honey are natural in origin while others are artificially added and decrease product quality. Honey analysis also provides information on possible product degradation due to storage conditions (HMF). QACS Labs provided sugar testing services.
QACS laboratories have a state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure, experienced staff and modern analytical equipment to confirm Food Authenticity and Honey quality. When required, collaborations are formed to verify the validity of results by using different specialized analytical techniques for honey analysis and pollen testing.