Aerobic Plate Count - APC

Test Description

Aerobic plate count (APC) is a measure of the total bacteria in honey, excluding those that grow without oxygen. Bacteria can be introduced into the hive from bees, dust and dirt or during processing but growth is inhibited in the honey.

Carrying out an APC test gives an indication of bacterial contamination during collection, processing, handling, or from packaging materials.

Test Methodology


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Standard Turnaround Time

2 working days on receipt of sample.


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