CERTIFIED BY THE NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES (MPI) #MAL01/01
MOUNT SOMERS passes all legal requirements of the Manuka Honey Science definition as set by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). For monofloral Manuka honey to be certified, it must meet five specific attributes. If the sample fails to meet all five, the honey will be deemed as multifloral.
At MOUNT SOMERS, all our Manuka honey is completely monofloral, ensuring maximum potency. MOUNT SOMERS passes all legal requirements of the Manuka Honey Science definition as set by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
MOUNT SOMERS is also proud to be Risk Management Programme (RMP) certified with MPI and, as such, is recognised as a food production facility by the New Zealand government. To ensure we deliver a consistent quality of products to our customers, we maintain effective communication with MPI.
We are also one of just a few New Zealand honey producers to be SQF certified. SQF is an internationally recognised benchmark food quality standard and prerequisite requirement to supply most global food retailers.
The unique UMF™® trademark is a Quality Mark certification that is internationally recognised and validates the quality of MOUNT SOMERSManuka Honey.
After rigorous independent testing and auditing conducted by accredited laboratories, this certification ensures that you’re buying the highest quality of New Zealand Manuka honey.
The UMF™ grade is primarily based on the concentration of the organic compound methylglyoxal (MGO). The UMF™ certification tests key DNA markers from the honey to determine the single-origin source as well as potency.
In order to achieve this gold standard, the Manuka Honey is tested for three unique signature compounds. The honey must be monofloral, sourced and packaged in New Zealand to ensure authenticity.