It’s not honey: How the ‘magic syrup’ beat Indian testing protocols

CSE investigated this and found that manufacturers in China are openly selling High Fructose syrups which they claim can pass the C3 and C4 tests, tests that are mandated by India's FSSAI. And these syrups are openly sold in websites like and CSE had also found that between.

To crack this, CSE contacted syrup manufacturers and exporters in China to see if these syrups could be brought into India for testing.