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EPTIS factsheet 523194 | Last revision 2021-10-29 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts523194 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts523194

PT provider
PT provider DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Based in Germany
Language(s) German/English
Remarks The importance of honey quality gained more significance recently. Especially in the international honey trade, residues of pesticides, antibiotics, and veterinary drugs are often found in honey and beeswax. Furthermore, the amount of falsified products increases. Therefore, we developed in cooperation with the honey industry a comprehensive proficiency testing program of honey and beeswax in the field of chemical-physical analytics and we are happy to strengthen the quality of honey with you.
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Beeswax Residues -
Distinct substances out of the fields varroa veterinary drugs and plant protection agents -
Falsification -
Paraffin wax content -
Stearin content -
Honey Diastase activity -
Proline -
Conductivity -
ph value -
Water -
Glycerin -
Ethanol -
Glucose -
Fructose -
Maltose -
Saccharose -
Turanose -
Saccharase number -
Free acids -
Antibiotics -
Sulfonamides -
Tetracyclines -
Chloramphenicol -
Streptomycin -
Pesticides -
Plant protection agents -
Herbicides -
Insecticides -
Fungicides -
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids -
Distinct pyrrolizidine alkaloids, e.g. lycopsamine, echimidine, retrorsine, senecionine, seneciphylline, senkirkine, heliotrine, monocrotaline or lasiocarpine -
Veterinary drug residues -
Distinct veterinary drugs or their components, e.g. thymol, phenol, naphthalene, cymiazol, coumaphos or amitraz -
GMO's -
Identification of GMOs in honey, e.g. GMO pollen and GMO soy -
Relative frequency of pollen -
Falsification -
rice syrup -
sugar beet syrup in honey -
simple descriptive testing -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants all laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by A2LA (USA) and DAkkS (Germany) on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 for part of the parameters

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 240-380 Euro, depending on sample and parameters
Regularly operated Yes (several times p.a., dep. on sample and parameters)
Year of first operation 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Reinhartser Straße 31
87437 Kempten

Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 8780
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Web: http://www.drrr.de http://www.drrr.de
Dr. Ulrich Leist
Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 87878
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Email: info@drrr.de info@drrr.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5