Prof. Chris Elliott gives a reasoned response to two reports about widespread honey fraud on the UK and Indian markets. In both cases, the analysis of the honey samples was by NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), and although the method is soundly based, issues have been raised around the databases used to verify adulteration or authenticity of honey from different countries, and this was discussd in a UK Government sponsored workshop organised by LGC on the technique last year: Honey authenticity: determination of exogenous sugars by NMR Seminar (2019) Report

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