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 trade mark 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.