Honey-Profiling 2.0 further improves the detection of sugar syrups in honey and considerably expands the scope of geographical and botanical origins that can be verified, including the popular manuka honey which is subject to fraud due to its high value. This non-targeted screening approach is unique to NMR and key to detecting "dynamic fraud".
Honey fraud recently made headlines in Australia, when testing of honey samples purchased at major supermarkets suggested adulteration with sweeteners, such as rice syrup. These events have further increased the interest of experts and food regulators in NMR screening to protect the purity of honey1. Governmental labs, independent testing labs and leading honey packers in Europe and North America are already using the Honey-Profiling method to test for adulteration of honey.
1 „EXPERT REACTION: Honey fraud “, scimex, Sept. 4, 2018