Risk assessment of toxic elements in acacia honey
The element concentrations (As, Cu, Zn, Fe, Cd and Pb) of 25 acacia honeys from Serbia were analysed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Concerning the toxic element concentrations, all tested honeys met Serbian legislation. Zinc was the major element, ranging between 0.37 mg kg −1 and 3.95 mg kg. Positive and significant correlations were found between Fe and Cu (r=0.567). This study showed the Serbian honey examined was good quality and met safety criteria concerning concentrations of As, Cu, Zn, Fe, Cd and Pb.