QUALITY PROCESSING

The Forest Gold Honey extraction and packaging facility utilizes the latest technology for honey processing, packing and distribution. Our customized facility is certified to the highest quality standards and all products are processed under strict guidelines and procedures. We are a company with a strong commitment to quality, taking every measure to ensure our honey is pure and natural with no added preservatives, colors or flavors.

At every step of the journey, from the forest to the shelf, we go the extra mile to ensure our customers receive top-quality products and service.

At Forest Gold Honey we have an integral focus to consistently provide high quality, genuine and traceable product to the highest standard. This is why we invested in obtaining UMF Quality Trademark to assure our customers of the authenticity of our premier product. To us quality is paramount, and we intend to remain at the top of quality assurance in the New Zealand honey industry.

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QUALITY CONTROL

Until recently consumers had no way of knowing the level of quality or authenticity of the Manuka honey they were buying. Depending on the season and source, honeys can vary in grade and strength, so it has been important to establish a trusted quality standard. The UMF Honey Association has achieved this by introducing the UMF quality trademark and rating system.

Only Manuka Honey labelled with the official UMFHA trademark gives the consumer a guarantee of quality.

It has been reported that there is more honey sold as Manuka honey in the UK alone than is produced in the whole of New Zealand, and Manuka honey is not produced anywhere else in the world.

So our advice is to be very selective about where you buy your Manuka honey, make sure that it has been produced and packed in New Zealand, that it carries the UMF® trademark and that it has the license # of the producer on the label.

We are a full member of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. You can be very sure that all of our honey has been tested by an independent NZ Govt MPI approved laboratory for its DHA MGO and UMF levels.

As part of our membership we are subject to regular audits. The UMF quality mark is the most respected standard in the industry and we are honored to be a part of this association.

RMP CERTIFIED

Our facility is RMP (Risk Management Programme) registered and certified on behalf of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI). Our factory has EU certification under the RMP quality system which is the most stringent honey quality accreditation in New Zealand. Our facility and business systems are annually and independently audited by AsureQuality. RMP is a certification programme designed to manage the hazards, wholesomeness and labelling of Honey products. Forest Gold Honey has RMP certification under the RMP EU quality system which is the most stringent honey quality accreditation in New Zealand.