Rules for the purchase of honey by the “BIENENHAUS” SRL
The company buys in bulk natural honey. Minimum lot is 600 kg.
1.1. Honey is accepted if the owner has the apiary passport, sanitary and veterinary authorization, sanitary and veterinary certificate (form No. 2), a certificate from the mayoralty about the ownership of the apiary and an identity card (passport).
1.2. Owners are required to bring honey in a clean and sealed container, without damage and intended for food. It is not allowed to supply honey in aluminum, galvanized and painted containers, as well as in plastic bags.
1.3. The transport must be designed for transportation of food products, be clean, in good condition, the car body must have a hygienic coating that can be easily washed, without extraneous odors.
2.1. Samples for analysis are taken by employees of the shop and laboratory of the enterprise in the presence of the owner of honey. A sample is taken from each packaging unit, mixed thoroughly and then an average sample is isolated, which is divided into two parts and placed in two clean, dry containers. One is transferred to the laboratory for analysis, the other is stored for re-analysis.
The basis for the refusal to purchase honey
3.1. The reason for the refusal to purchase honey is the following:
- non-compliance with the requirements listed in paragraphs 1.1 – 1.3.
- inconsistency of organoleptic indicators (color, aroma, taste, texture);
- pollen content: in acacia honey less than 20%, in other monoflora varieties less than 45%;
- the ratio of fructose to glucose in acacia honey is less than 1.55;
- excess content of the mass fraction of water – over 19%;
- diastase activity is lower than established (for polyfl. – 10, for acacia – 7);
- mass fraction of reducing sugar is less than 76% for acacia honey and 82% for polyflora;
- mass fraction of sucrose more than 5%;
- a qualitative reaction to oxymethylfurfural (OMF) is positive;
- signs of fermentation, mechanical impurities, falsification of all kinds;
- the presence of antibiotics (chloramphenicol, tetracycline, streptomycin, sulfanamides, nitrofurans, metranidazole, tylosin, etc.), as well as coumaphos and amitrase more than 50 mg / kg;
- the presence in honey of the content of residues of other drugs that were used to process bees.