As a high-value food product, honey is particularly vulnerable to economically motivated adulteration (EMA). Such adulteration impacts the entire value chain, not only influencing consumer trust but potentially damaging the reputation of honey producers or resellers. Adulteration is partly also responsible for the fall in raw honey prices over the last decade, putting the livelihood of beekeepers at risk, while simultaneously the honey prices charged to final consumers have been increasing due to growing demand. Using a sophisticated, hands-off analytical method that is able to detect new modes of adulteration is vital to protecting the authenticity, integrity, and economic viability of honey.
Product Manager, FoodScreener, AIC Division
Key Learning Topics
- Application and challenges of authenticity control of honey
- Principle of the method
- New features of Honey-Profiling 3.1
- Some results of a reproducibility study
- Overview of analytical methods for the detection of foreign sugars
- Outline of the NMR-based solution and its unique advantages
- Customer testimonials
Who Should Attend
The webinar will appeal to honey packers, exporters, importers, commercial analytical service providers, as well as regulatory or governmental bodies. It can also be of interest to honey producer associations.