Day 2 | World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Excited to Bee Talking About Antibiotics in Honey

Another day of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022! There’s a buzz about bees as we are talking about antibiotics in honey today. Randox Food Diagnostics provide screening solutions which ensure the all-natural goodness of honey remains free from antibiotics and adulteration.

Honey naturally has phytochemicals which provide unique antibacterial and antifungal properties making it a huge world-wide commodity as one of the best natural remedies. Further to being used as a natural sweetener within the food industry, it has medicinal uses including being an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant for the treatment of health conditions, coughs or burns. It is widely used within the beauty industry for skincare products as honey is a humectant meaning that it has moisturising properties. Despite all of this, it is still the third most adulterated food product in the world, affecting consumer trust within the apiculture industry. Bee farmers also use antibiotics to protect bees from infections such as Varroa Mites or Colony Collapse Disorder.

Randox Food Diagnostics offer drug residue screening for honey on the Evidence Investigator analyser which can test up to 54 samples in under 2 hours 30 minutes using our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology. Randox Food Diagnostics provide an extensive range of antibiotic screening solutions including our most recent Pesticides Array which ensure your products meet international standards and regulations regarding food safety.

Enzymatic screening is also available on the RX Misano for diastase, glucose/fructose, hydroxymethylfurfural, total sugars and colouration to assess the quality of honey. Our Honey ELISA kits can screen for drug residues including chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, streptomycin and tetracycline.

For more information on our honey screening products, please contact us at: info@randoxfooddiagnostics.com

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