Guide For Bulk Honey Suppliers
All honey should preferably be supplied fully homogenised in 20MT lots, in appropriate drums and fully analysed.
If you cannot fully homogenise in 20MT lots, we need to know the capacity of your tanks and how many drums comprise each lot.
All honey should be packed in new or used steel drums in perfect condition suitable for foodstuffs.
They should be:
- clean inside and outside
- with lacquer approved for honey
- not waxed
- no plastic foils
- no Zinc
Ideally weighing 300 kgs each and shipped in 20 foot containers with maximum capacity of around 20MT.
Honey supplied should be in accordance to the German food Laws and honey regulations but in the main the quality are parameters should be as follows:
|Moisture max 18%||Tylosin not detectable|
|HMF max 10 mg/kg||Fluoroquinolones not detectable|
|Diastase min 15||Coumaphos not detectable|
|Colour as per agreement||Nitrofuran not detectable|
|Bee repellant (Phénol, Benzaldéhyde etc..) max 50 ppb||Streptomycin not Detectable|
|Antibiotics - not detectable||P D B (Paradichlorobenzene) not detectable|
|Sulphonamide not detectable||GMO Free not detectable|
|Tetracycline not detectable||Glyphosate 50 ppb max|
|Trimethoprim not detectable||Chloramphenicol max 0,1ppb|
|Amitraz 50ppb max||Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PA) Max 20ppb|
|Animal treatments (Coumaphos, Fluvalinat) max 10ppb||Glycerol max 200ppm|
|SM-R: negative||ß-fructofuranosidase activity: n.d|
|TM-R: n.d.||Thermoresistant alpha-amylase : n.d.|
|SM-B: negative||GMO Triple Screening (P-35S,T-NOS,P-FMV): free|
|Beta/gamma-amylase max.U/kg: 4.9000||Foreign Amylaze profiling (FAmyP): negative|
|Foreign oligosaccharides.: n.d.|
In case these are requested, samples must be sent with the appropriate sanitary certificate and invoice with no commercial value. Courier details and tracking number must be advised. Should you have any difficulties to analyse the honey in your country the following 3 laboratory companies are recommended and may have representation in your local region.