The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating is a NZ Government approved quality mark developed and overseen by the UMF Honey Association (UMFHA). The UMFHA is a collection of NZ beekeepers, packers, exporters, and distributors established for the good of the industry.
The UMF testing process is the most comprehensive analysis in the industry. Unlike other grading systems, UMF ensures that all of the key signature compounds which together identify genuine, high-quality Manuka Honey are present.
The UMF number on the honey’s label indicates the level of quality and purity of the product. Every batch of honey must go through a series of checks to ensure the ultimate in authenticity, quality, and safety. All UMF license holders are independently audited to meet stringent standards of production, manufacturing, sampling and handling. So when you see the letters UMF you can be sure you’re buying 100% natural, unadulterated Manuka Honey.
While some honey producers undertake other rating systems, UMF is an unbiased, independent authority set up to certify genuine, high-quality Manuka Honey.