Friday, May 30, 2008

Manuka Honey Group Rejects Claim of Varying Antibacterial Test Results

AMHA Brand Manager John Rawcliffe Responds to Manuka Health Test Claims

May 29, 2008 - “The Active Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) refutes claims made today by former member Manuka Health Limited that the rating test for the antibacterial effectiveness of UMF honey gives varying results for the same batch of honey.

“The 50% variance claim is simply not true for the majority of natural UMF honey. AMHA is concerned where natural honey is adulterated.

“Initial research shows that at lower levels of UMF honey there is no measurable methylglyoxal component. AMHA has also been carrying out research into methylglyoxal and invited Manuka Health to work with us in November 2007. Manuka Health did not support AMHA’s research into this area and also refused to provide product samples.”

For further information:

Christine Meads
M: 027 294 0823

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