MPI Manuka Honey Testing Announcement.  

Hill Laboratories are pleased to announce the launch of our new MPI “5 Attributes” Manuka Honey Test.

This test is the new Government science definition of mānuka honey, as announced 11 April 2017.

The definition uses 5 attributes (4 chemical markers and a DNA marker) that when present in honey at specified levels provide evidence that the honey is New Zealand Manuka Honey, either monofloral or multifloral, depending on the concentration of one of the chemical markers.

Testing will commence at Hill Laboratories as of Thursday 13 April 2017 and Honey samples for the new test can be received as of Wednesday 12 April 2017.

We have been working hard with the Ministry for Primary Industries over the last few months to validate and gain recognition for this test.

  •  Hill Laboratories are the only laboratory with RLP recognition for both the DNA and chemical markers
  • Only RLP recognised laboratory reports can be retrospectively used for export certification when the new standards are formally adopted


Please contact the Food Client Services team on 0508 HILL LAB (44 555 22) or email to arrange for samples to be submitted for the Manuka 5 Attribute Honey testing.