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Honey Analysis
  Antibiotics & Other Veterinary Residues
  Commercial Analysis
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  C4 Sugar Adulteration
  Pesticide Residues
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Food & Feed Analysis
  Antibiotics & Other Veterinary Residues
  Pesticide Residues
  Other Trace Analyses
Pharmaceutical Analysis
  Product Release Testing
  Inhaler Testing
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  Method development
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Veterinary Product Analysis
Electronic Cigarette Testing

We can also offer a range of general and ad-hoc tests for honey, including:

  • Determination of Rice Syrup Marker (SM-R). It has been found that in the production of rice syrup that a specific compound is produced. This compound can be identified and quantified by LCMSMS. If this product is added to honey, its presence can be determined using this technique
  • Determination of foreign enzymes such as B fructofuranosidase can give an indication if syrup that has been inverted using such enzymes has been added to the honey
  • Our expertise in pollen analysis by microscopy can be used to assess both botanical and geographic origin of a honey
  • The testing of honey for the presence of genetically modified material (GMM or GMO) using PCR based DNA techniques can identify the presence of genetically modified plant material in a honey
  • The analysis of various other ‘quality indicators’ is also available (see below)

For prices and further information on any of this testing please contact us

Rice Syrup Marker (SM-R)Microbiology
LCMSMS Analysis (Reporting Limit 5%)Total viable count (TVC), aerobic spore formers, yeasts & moulds, E coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Salmonella, Staphylococcus etc.
Foreign Enzyme
B-fructofuranosidase as an indicator of adulteration
Genetically Modified Material
CaMV35, NOS, FMV 35S, NPTII markers (0.1%)
Pollen Analysis
Botanical/Geographical origin

Quality indicatorsElements / Minerals
Bee/wax fragmentsMost elements can be tested, including copper, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, selenium etc.
Glycerol (fermentation indicator)
Sensory analysis
Yeast content, quantitative

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