MPI have released a set of requirements for testing of honey for export that processors wish to label as being monofloral mānuka or multifloral mānuka honey. These include 4 chemical markers (MPI Mānuka Chemical Markers) and a DNA marker from mānuka pollen (MPI Mānuka DNA Pollen) and in December 2017 were finalised as a requirement by MPI as part of their science definition for mānuka honey.
Analytica offers all testing included in MPI's export requirements for mānuka honey - see below for further information, including accreditation details. We are the first laboratory to achieve full ISO 17025 and full RLP Approval for the MPI Mānuka honey tests. In order to be classified as either a monofloral mānuka or multifloral mānuka the honey must meet minimum levels for each of the chemical and DNA markers.
Analytica is approved by MPI to offer both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and the DNA marker test under its Limited Recognised Laboratory Programme. Analytica also holds full ISO 17025 accreditation under IANZ for both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and DNA marker tests. We are the first laboratory to achieve full ISO 17025 and full RLP Approval for the MPI Mānuka honey tests. This means that results can be used in future to meet MPI's General Requirements for Export (GREX) of honey.
Please note that MPI's proposed General Requirements for Export (GREX) were finalised as a requirement in December 2017, and that they will apply to honey being exported but not to honey being traded within NZ. For up to date information regarding these export requirements, please refer to the MPI website.
PRICING AND TURNAROUND TIME
2 - 3 day TAT of MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and MPI Manuka DNA Marker results. Please contact Analytica for current pricing on 07 974 4740 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
MPI Manuka Chemical Markers
These are naturally occurring compounds found in mānuka honey, that MPI have chosen to use to confirm that a honey contains sufficient mānuka nectar to be labelled as mānuka honey. There are minimum amounts of each of 4 chemical markers needed for honey to be labelled as monofloral mānuka or multifloral mānuka honey.
Analytica's MPI Manuka Chemical Marker test includes all 4 markers for one price.
The compounds are as follows: