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  1. "Some individuals were found to be able to very efficiently convert tutin glycosides into tutin and therefore the temporary maximum levels for tutin in honey of 2 mg/kg was not sufficiently protective of human health." https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/dmsdocument/10136/direct "Based on the results of the human pharmacokinetic study, it is considered possible that adverse effects such as mild light-headedness and headache may be experienced following the consumption of honey containing tutin at the current ML of 2 mg/kg. ii Such adverse effects are more likely if a large amount of h
  2. Hi @AndrewNZ, It look like I've already been beaten to answering most of this question! The MRL of tutin was reduced to 0.7 mg/kg in March 2015 due to further toxicology research - this document explains the reduction and reasoning well https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/dmsdocument/10136/direct - but to put it simply at 2.0 mg/kg people were still getting sick. For any science buffs out there, this report explains some of the reported cases of tutin poisoning in NZ, symptoms and the kinetic of tutin and the human body - "Experimentally, the median oral lethal
  3. Thanks @Trevor Gillbanks Am really enjoying reading through the other forums and gaining a further understanding of our Beekeepers struggles/views! @nab haha, send me an email at kellee.henton@hill-labs.co.nz and I will sort you out a discounted quote for all of your future testing Hi @tommy dave Firstly, if you have multiple honeys with a low likelihood of tutin then I'd recommend testing via composite testing. This is suitable for selling honey/export. As tutin is heavily regulated under the Food Act, it is important that the honey is sent in as individ
  4. Hi all, Thank you for having me I'm the Key Account Manager for Honey at Hill Laboratories. If you have any questions regarding honey testing, or showing compliance for the most cost effective way possible, I'm happy to help. Ask away!
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