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How to Build the Gold Standard for Honey

November 15, 2022

Bill and Margaret Bennett have been at the forefront of standards development for New Zealand’s Mānuka Honey industry since the early 90’s. They pioneered the drive to establish quality standards and indicators of strength which are now known as UMF™.  Their business, Summerglow holds  license number 1001, the first ever issued by the Unique Manuka…

Mānuka honey shows potential benefits in treatment for drug resistant lung infection

October 12, 2022

UK scientists from Aston University have demonstrated the potential benefits nebulisation treatment using New Zealand mānuka honey to support the effect of antibiotics to treat a drug resistant lung infection; that can be fatal in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. New Zealand mānuka honey is widely known by researchers to have extensive potential benefits to support…

UMF™ Honey Association – Protecting Consumers for 25 Years

August 18, 2022

Known as the liquid gold of the honey world, New Zealand mānuka honey is a highly sought-after superfood with remarkable health properties that set it apart from other honeys and natural health products. It’s also relatively scarce. New Zealand’s native mānuka tree, which the honey is derived from, flowers just once a year. This means…

UMFHA Welcomes a New Lifetime Member – Margaret Bennett – Queen of mānuka honey standards

August 4, 2022

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration it is the privilege for the UMFHA to celebrate the contribution from Margaret Bennett. Margaret has been an integral part of the development of the UMFHA since the inception and recognition of the establishment of AMHA  which became the UMFHA. In 1997, Margaret and her husband Bill, initiated…

People behind 25 years of mānuka honey you can trust

July 18, 2022

  Meet some of the people behind Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. Some of those who have ensured the certification of quality honey and dedicate taking this wonderful product into the future.

Clearing up mānuka honey aisle confusion – FMCG Business

July 11, 2022

New research highlights that while increased awareness of New Zealand mānuka honey continues to boost export returns in in Europe, USA and China, most shoppers still find the process of buying it confusing. The research undertaken by the UMF™ Honey Association considered answers from more than 2000 consumers globally to provide insights into their inclination,…

UMF™ – Working with USA Distributors & Retailers to Uphold the Global Quality Standard for Mānuka Honey

February 28, 2022

The mānuka honey category is growing rapidly in the USA in 2022.  Brands from New Zealand, the home of mānuka, are proliferating.  Now it is more important than ever that importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers are able to easily identify companies that can be relied on to deliver quality and performance. New Zealand beekeepers first…

New Look, More Information

December 7, 2021

Welcome to the new home of quality certification for New Zealand mānuka honey. For nearly 25 years the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) has been working with beekeepers, processors and exporters to measure and maintain of New Zealand’s precious mānuka honey. Together we have built a system that identifies the most important factors to validate…

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