Release of MPI Definition and Standard

Release of MPI Definition and Standard

News Release

11 April 2017

UMF Honey Association Welcomes Release of MPI Definition and Standard

The UMF Honey Association (UMFHA) is pleased that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced details of its proposed science definition for Mānuka honey.

UMFHA spokesperson John Rawcliffe said the announcement is a step in the right direction for its 100 plus members that collectively export over 80% of all Mānuka honey products from New Zealand.

“A robust regulatory definition implemented by MPI across all of the industry will help protect an important New Zealand product which is in huge demand internationally.

“The UMFHA has undertaken its own extensive science programme over the past five years. We look forward to incorporating the perspectives and learnings of our international science team during the six weeks’ review and consultation phase.

“At the end of that process, we hope to see in place a regulatory definition that provides greater support and increased confidence to our members, consumers and regulatory authorities worldwide.”

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For further information

John Rawcliffe

M: 027 441 8508