Detector to identify fake Manuka honey
launched

The high price for New Zealand’s premium manuka honey has led to some suspect products on the shelves aiming to cash in, but now a handheld scanning device can weed out the fakes.

Manuka honey has become a signature New Zealand export, worth several hundred million dollars a year, but there are fears that much fake or adulterated manuka honey is making it into key export markets.

In a bid to build confidence among honey buyers, the UMF Honey Association, has funded the development of a handheld “manuka indicator” device.

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Source: Stuff.co.nz