Friday, August 12, 2016

New Method to ID Manuka Honey

World first move to scientifically classify manuka honey could help prevent fraud

ABC Rural, 8/11/2016

A New Zealand honey association has praised the discovery of a new method of classifying valuable manuka honey, saying it will clamp down on fraud.

The highest grades of manuka honey can resell in export market for as much as $150 a kilogram, and producers are used to dealing with falsely-labelled and knock-off products on the market.

Now, scientists have made unique profiles of all of New Zealand's manuka producing flowers, and established a method for classifying the genuine product.

Unique Manuka Honey Association's John Rawcliffe said it will sure up confidence in the authentic product and the companies producing it...

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