At Hill Laboratories we have an extensive range of honey tests, using the latest technology and methods and backed by dedicated Client Service Managers.
The revised Notice adjusts the level of a chemical marker known as 2’-MAP from greater than or equal to 5 mg/kg, to greater than or equal to 1 mg/kg for the definition for multifloral mānuka honey. There is no change to the definition for monofloral mānuka honey, which remains at equal or greater than 5mg/kg for 2’-MAP. The implementation date of the Notice remains 5 February.
Hill Laboratories are pleased to announce the launch of our new MPI Manuka 5 Honey Test. This test is the new MPI science definition of mānuka honey, as announced 11 April 2017. This test is for MPI's proposed General Requirement for Export (GREX) for honey.
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.
A combination of three of our most popular manuka honey tests (MGO, DHA & HMF) all done as one analysis using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC).
Non-Peroxide Activity (NPA) is an indicator of the activity in manuka honey. NPA can be requested with the 3-in-1 Manuka suite at no extra cost. For members of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) the results can be reported as UMF®.
Leptosperin is a recently isolated natural product in Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Honey and has been proposed as a chemical marker.
This test combines our 3-IN-1 test (MGO, DHA & HMF) and leptosperin test.
*UMFHA members that need a UMF Release Certificate issued for their samples, please download and complete our UMFHA only request form.
Compositing Tutin Samples - Samples for Tutin testing can be composited together. See our Tutin Compositing - Tech Note
The C4 testing of honey detects the presence of sugar in Honey and can be used for export honey. Hill Laboratories test for C4 sugar testing for honey using Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS).
Other Honey Tests:
- C4 Sugar Screening
- Aerobic Plate Count (APC
- Yeasts and Moulds
- Dimethylaniline (DMA) - metabolite of Amitraz
- pDCB Para - Dichlorobenzene
- pDCB + Naphthalene
- Heavy Metals
- Flumethrin, Fluvalinate & Coumaphos
- Microbiological tests