Laboratory Quality Control 2017-04-22T08:44:13+00:00

Our quality control process which takes place in
INTERTEK’s APPLICA laboratory.

Once harvested 6-7 tons of raw materials, inspectors responsible for the Borneo acacia honey will then extract some samples and send them to INTERTEK’s APPLICA honey products laboratory in the German city of Bremen through international air courier within 96 hours for stringent testing.

Within 72 hours, the test report will be sent back to the company. If the test results are satisfactory, the batch of raw materials will then be put into production.

APPLICA’s honey products laboratory is a very authoritative bee products laboratory in the world, with their test results being recognized in the EU, USA, Japan, China and more than 100 other countries.

INTERTEK’s APPLICA Honey Analysis Scope-
Honey and hive products

Honey as a genuine natural product is subject to very strict food law regulations and controls. The demands on honey analysis are therefore very high. Within the field of honey analysis, Intertek Food Services GmbH has acquired an extensive, very specialised know-how over the years and has developed reliable analysing methods, especially for honey and hive products like royal jelly, pollen, propolis, or beeswax.Competent advice, precise analyses, and reliable results in a short amount of time – these are the cornerstones on which company is built, thus ensuring optimum service for their customers around the world.

  • Residues of antibiotics (e.g. sulfonamides, tetracyclines, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, nitrofuranes, tylosin, erythromycin)
  • Residues of bee treatments like coumaphos or fluvalinates
  • Residues of bee repellents like naphthalene, phenol benzaldehyde, or phenylacetaldehyde
  • Adulterations (C4 and C3 sugars)
  • Commercial analysis (Diastase, HMF, humitidy, free acid, etc.)
  • Sugar spectrum (F/G-ratio, invert sugar content)
  • Enzymatic analysis (e.g. diastase, invertase, proline, glycerin)
  • The botanical and geographical origin determined by microscopical pollen analysis in connection with other relevant parameters