We are pleased to announce that Agroisolab has scored highly in comparative results for detection of C4 sugars in honey using the AOAC 998.12 method.
The Z score below shows Agroisolab results compared to several other laboratories – as shown, Agroisolab scored the second closest to the mean score.
The test method measures the ratio of the C12 and C13 isotope ratios in a honey sample, and its associated protein to identify any additional cane sugar (measured as C4) or corn syrups – a common fraud in honey to increase the volume. A 2016 report found that 1.4 out of every 10 samples tested by the European Joint Research Centre contained foreign sugars – research conducted after a report by the European Parliament found that honey was ranked #6 in most faked foods.
Using carbon isotopes to determine the quantity of C4 sugar contained in the honey, Agroisolab can offer tests for detection of sugar addition. We believe our Z scores demonstrate our competency in this test.
If you believe there could be an issue with honey you stock or receive from a supplier, please contact us for more details.