Following its launch in 2015, the new Honey-Profiling module of the NMR FoodScreener solution from Bruker has been adopted by several analytical testing laboratories, and is gaining acceptance from producers in the industry.

The Honey-Profiling module uses Bruker’s and its collaboration partners expertise in NMR and complex mixture analysis to deliver a solution for both targeted and non-targeted analysis of honey.

It is a novel, comprehensive analytical solution for producers to ensure the purity, origin and quality of their high-value honey.

Leading independent company Famille Michaud Apiculteurs is the first honey packer to take up this novel NMR solution and expects to install the NMRFoodScreener and its Honey-Profiling module in their laboratory early in 2016.

According to a press release issued by the family-run company, integrating these innovative methods will support their commitment that their honey is 100% pure and natural. This enables Famille Michaud Apiculteurs to guarantee a truly authentic honey, which continues to set the benchmark for quality honey.

With the integration of the Honey-Profiling module in their analytical portfolio, Famille Michaud Apiculteurs can increase the scope of analysis, while reducing the time for a full analysis from two days to 20 minutes.

This will reduce production lead-time drastically, while reducing total costs.

Honey from the well-respected Lune de Miel brand will be the first to be tested with the new NMR solution.

Famille Michaud Apiculteurs laboratory manager Patricia Beaune said: "With this novel measurement technology, we strengthen our position as worldwide expert in the control of the quality and authenticity of honey.

"Now, with the new Honey-Profiler, close to 4,000 samples of honey will be analysed by NMR each year."