Product Authenticity

Bringing you only the best, verified products

It’s part of our mission — and a key component of our work — to verify that the products we sold as Australian Manuka honey are genuine and of the highest quality.

Because we promote Australian Manuka honey worldwide, we want to make sure that no inferior products are being sold that could tarnish the reputation of Australian Manuka honey.

We want our consumers to feel completely confident that verified Australian Manuka honey products have been made to the very highest standards and contain the superior healing and nutritional properties that Manuka honey is famed for.

How do you define Australian Manuka honey?

Genuine Australian Manuka honey is defined as follows by our Scientific Advisory Committee in Australia:

• It must be pure, natural Manuka honey produced entirely in Australia.
• It must be tested by an independent approved laboratory to ensure it meets minimum standards of naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MGO), dihydroxyacetone (DHA). These chemical markers are found in abundance in genuine Australian Manuka honey and give it its unique qualities.

Our rigorous testing standards mean that when you purchase an Australian Manuka honey product, you can be assured that it is genuine and of the highest quality.

 

Our methods

These are the steps we take to verify a product as genuine Australian Manuka honey:

 

1. We verify the source of Manuka honey

To be classed as authentic Australian Manuka honey, it must be produced entirely in Australia using natural methods. We research the source of every product to check that it complies with these criteria.

 

2. We review test reports

As each product must be tested in an independent laboratory to achieve the authenticity, we insist on seeing the test report before we grant assurance. In other words, we don’t simply take a manufacturer’s word for it. Our buyers have the rights to request to view the report as well to give complete confident!

 

3. We check the amount of methylglyoxal

Methylglyoxal (MGO) is the active antibacterial component of Manuka honey. It is found in high levels in honey produced from Leptospermum (Manuka) flowers, in comparison to other honey products. MGO gives Manuka honey its uniquely powerful healing qualities.

To be classified as genuine Australian Manuka honey, a product must contain at least 85mg/kg (or ppm) MGO. We only verify products which meet or exceed this standard.

 

4. We evaluate their testing method

Our specialists check every element of the testing process thoroughly, to make sure the methods used are in line with our exacting standards.

Only when a product meets all of our strict criteria will we award it our mark of authenticity.

 

5. The Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) has made it easy. 

The Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) has made it easier for consumers to verify high quality Australian Manuka Honey. You can find out more here.

More information about Australian Manuka honey

If you would like more information about unique and healthy Australian Manuka honey or how we assure its
authenticity and quality, please contact us — we are always happy to share our passion.

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