Bee products including propolis, royal jelly, pollen and beeswax are natural products with a highly variable composition so manufacturers need an effective control strategy in place for risk based monitoring.
In contrast to honey, there are currently no specific regulations in place for bees products such as propolis, royal jelly, pollen and beeswax. Therefore, their assessment is based on general legal requirements as well as on relevant scientific literature. In addition to authenticity testing, high quality bee products should be tested for common parameters and residues. Bee products have to be free of any antibiotic residues derived from beekeeping practices and from contaminants caused by pollution.
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