Manuka Honey

COVID-19 UPDATE

We wish to advise you that we are classified by the New Zealand Government to be an essential service.  We will remain open with limited changes to the way that we operate, with the exception of enforcing strict COVID-19 procedures for the safety of our valued customers and team. Kare Honey will continue to provide …

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What do all those different Manuka Honey labels mean????

Here is a response to a query received today from a customer based in China who was understandably confused about all the different grades of manuka honey that are available: Query:   ”Hi:    Can help me to explain – without plus Manuka honey; with Manuka honey blend, Manuka honey; Multifloral blend of different, thank you”.   …

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Rules on Manuka Honey Labeling has changed

The UMF Honey Association has been working with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and other parties over recent months to determine criteria for the accurate labeling of Manuka honey. The purpose of this working group is to develop agreed guidelines for the labeling of genuine Manuka Honey, in order to provide consumers with assurances of …

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Helping to prevent false Manuka honey claims

The UMF Honey Association is working on a project which will help to authenticate and verify the unique qualities of manuka honey so that the spate of fraudulent manuka honeys found in the UK, China and Australia can be identified and prevented in the future. The UMF Assocation’s chief executive talks about this new initiative …

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A Win for UMF Manuka Honey in New Zealand

Media Release The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand’s (IPONZ) confirmation in a recent decision on the registrability of certain trade marks that the UMF brand rating system is a reliable measure of manuka honey’s special qualities, and that terms such as “active” and “total activity” may be inherently deceptive, is a win for those …

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Total Activity vs Non Peroxide Activity

These are two very different things. Unfortunately a number of  honey suppliers in Australia and New Zealand are using the total activity test results to market and brand their honey. Total Activity is very different from Non Peroxide Activity and using this (TA) measurement is confusing customers who are buying a product that does not …

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