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It comes weeks after the honey industry was put under the spotlight in a joint investigation by the two media outlets in relation to imported honey.
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It strongly denied any issues with its products and criticised the type of test known as nuclear magnetic resolution (conducted in a German lab) used to detect the impurities, pointing out it differed from the official Australian test.
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“Two years ago, in 2016, a commercial honey secret was revealed on Facebook and the honey sold in the supermarket might be toxic,” she told the ABC.
“It was claimed to be an Australia product but it was actually imported from overseas.
“These samples were analysed in Germany labs, so we were thinking, we do the analysis in Sydney? Then we designed this project and we collected samples and developed this method.”.