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What Testing Methods are Used to Detect Honey Adulteration?

Ensuring honey authenticity is one of the great challenges facing the honey industry today. Over the past half-century, a number of honey testing methods have been developed to detect food fraud. Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the strengths of each testing method.

Tests Prove Most Honey Sold at Retail is Pure Honey

RQA, a global leader in providing quality assurance and food safety consultancy to the food and beverage industry, recently completed a honey purity survey. Detailed results can be found here.


Honey Testing Guidance from National Honey Packers and Dealers
To ensure that honey consumed in the United States is not adulterated and to promote voluntary compliance with widely adopted advanced testing methods that the FDA is currently evaluating, the NHPDA has announced its own honey adulteration best practices. Their recommendation is based on this experience, with input from leading honey-testing laboratories and in working with regulators. See the guidance here.