Sunday, October 11, 2009

Manuka Honey War Continues

Radio New Zealand, 10/11/2009

The acrimony over measuring anti-bacterial activity in manuka honey has flared up again.

The industry body that controls the use of the unique manuka factor (UMF) trademark has criticised a new standard released by Waikato University for measuring non-peroxide activity levels in honey.

The Active Manuka Honey Association has 32 licence holders and owns the UMF trademark which is used to certify manuka honey products.

Waikato University's new standard was devised by researcher Professor Peter Molan who first identified the unique anti-bacterial properties in manuka…

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