Water Insoluble Impurity Testing

Test Description

Impurities within honey that cannot dissolve in water are called insoluble impurities. Typical insoluble impurities are sand, clay, certain inorganic salts and organic matter and are generally found as a result of poor filtration or cross contamination.

Test Methodology

In-house procedure based on the following:

International Honey Commission (2009), Chapter 8, page 55

Codex Alimentarius, international Food Standards, Standard for Honey CXS 12-19811, (Adopted in 1981, Revised in 1987, 2001. Amended in 2019)

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Standard Turnaround Time

5 working days on receipt of sample.


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