Adulteration with sugar syrup is the most widely observed honey fraud, with misrepresentation of geographical and/or botanical origin being second. Do we know exactly if it is 100% pure and authentic honey? Despite the existence of regulations and control authorities, many of the food products we consume every day, like honey continues to be a target for food fraudsters.
The Honey-Profiling solution from Bruker, which is based on 1H-NMR spectroscopy, combines targeted quantification of defined compounds as well as untargeted fingerprinting (identifying deviations from reference spectra). The method allows the detection of potential frauds like addition of sugar syrups, the mislabeling of the country of origin or the botanical variety; all in one single measurement. Excessive heat treatment or start of fermentation are also parameters that can be identified.
This webinar will interest those involved in the value chain of honey, including importers and exporters, honey packers, private analytical service labs as well as governmental control bodies, which are responsible for protecting consumers and ensuring the quality, safety and authenticity of food.
Director Market Management Food Feed Beverages & Head of Lean Customer Development, AIC Division, Bruker BioSpin GmbH
Product Manager, FoodScreener, AIC Division