SUGAR AND HONEY ANALYSIS

IFAD

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We undertake the analysis of raw, refined and specialty sugars, molasses, syrups, honey and products containing sugar. ICUMSA methods AOAC methods are use for all the analyses.

*Sugar:

Typical analysis:

  • Polarisation
  • Colour
  • Moisture (Loss on Drying)
  • Sulphated Ash
  • Conductivity Ash
  • Invert Sugar Content
  • Reducing Sugars (Lane & Eynon)
  • Particle Size Determination Including Mean Aperture and Coefficient of Variation
  • Water Insoluble Matter
  • Sulphite
  • Formaldehyde
  • 10/24 Day acid Beverage
  • Visual Appearance
  • Reflectance
  • Turbidity
  • Equilibrium Relative Humidity of Crystalline Sugar (ERH)

Microbiological Test:

  • Total Mesophilic Bacterial Count
  • Yeast and Mold Count
  • Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella

Elemental Analyses:

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Zinc

**Honey:

Typical analysis:

  • Acidity
  • Colour Pfund Grader
  • Dextrose
  • Viscosity
  • Diastase Number
  • Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)
  • Ash
  • Elemental Analyses
  • Moisture (from Refractive Index)
  • Reducing Sugars (as Invert)
  • Sucrose

Microbiological Test:

  • Yeast and Mold Count
  • Molds Isolation & Identification
  • Clostridium Specie Detection & Identification
  • Staphylococcus Aureus

***Molasses:

Typical analysis of the Molasses Trade:

  • Degree Brix 
  • Reducing Sugars 
  • Reducing Sugars 
  • Solid Matter 
  • Sucrose 
  • Sucrose 
  • Sulphated Ash
  • Sulphur Dioxide 
  • Total Sugars (as Invert)

Elemental Analyses:

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Zinc

General Conditions: 

  • For Chemical analysis two units of 100g/ml each representative samples are required.
  • For Microbiological analysis two units of 100g/ml each representative samples are required.
  • During sample transportation, samples should be stored below 25 ˚C and for microbiological analysis to be stored under sterilized conditions.
  • Samples will be stored at IFAD Labs for a period of 5 working days from releasing the analysis report.
  • Analysis report will be send within five working days for chemical testing and seven working days for microbiological testing from sample receiving date.
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