Posts tagged "UMF Honey Association"

Aussie honey makers fight to stop Kiwi Manuka trademark

[19 December/NZ Herald] The Australian Manuka Honey Association says that they will fight the granting of a trademark for Manuka honey to kiwi producers by UK authorities. The Australian’s argue that they have been producing manuka honey naturally since records began in the 1800’s and that given they have been unable to take part in...

Australian honey challenge to NZ Mānuka

[27 June/ Radio NZ] Australian scientists have developed a process for authenticating a West Australian honey from the state’s jarrah and marri trees as having medicinal properties to rival mānuka. The scientists said their Western Australian honey has higher levels of antimicrobial activity than New Zealand Mānuka honey, and they plan to put it on...

Manuka honey group set to roll out tests for genuine article

[4 April/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Honey producers have been divided over the best way to test the authenticity of manuka honey. UMF Honey Association said a nectar test would be the best method, while Airborne Honey said a pollen analysis would be the better option. KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot, said manuka...

Detector to identify fake Manuka honey launched

[15 October/ Business Day] The UMF Honey Association has funded the development of a manuka honey indicator device, which will allow a user to test whether a sample of manuka honey is genuine. The device is to be distributed both domestically and abroad to make it easier for retailers, wholesalers and food regulators to test...

Trademark application for manuka honey name

[12 October/ Radio NZ Rural] The UMF Honey Association has applied for a certification mark on the manuka honey name. If successful, the certification mark would be available to all New Zealand honey producers. UMF Honey Association Spokesperson, John Rawcliffe said the trademark was needed to protect the integrity of manuka honey from counterfeit products....

Threats to manuka honey industry

 [19 July/ Radio New Zealand Rural] New threats to the validity of the New Zealand manuka honey industry have been revealed by scientists. Bioactive compounds found in the honey result in manuka honey fetching up to $250 a kilogram overseas and it is these compounds that imitators are attempting to promote. Such imitators fake these...