MPI 5 Attributes - Manuka Testing

As of December 2017, MPI have enforced a set of requirements for testing of honey for export that is packed and labelled as a monofloral or multifloral mānuka honey. The MPI definition consists of five attributes which include four chemical markers (MPI Mānuka Chemical Markers) and a DNA marker from mānuka pollen (MPI Mānuka DNA Marker). All five attributes need to pass MPI’s definition for the honey to be labelled as mono-floral Mānuka, or multi-floral Mānuka, for export. 

In order to be classified as either a monofloral mānuka or multifloral mānuka the honey must meet minimum levels for all components of the MPI 5 Attributes test including both the chemical and DNA markers. 

Please note, the MPI 5 Attributes (GREX) does not apply to honey being traded within NZ. For up to date information regarding these export requirements, please refer to the MPI website


Analytica hold full ISO 17025 accreditation under IANZ for both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and DNA marker tests. 

Understanding the MPI 5 Attributes requirements and results

MPI have supplied a helpful infographic to understand the requirements for labelling monofloral manuka or a multifloral manuka. Click here to view this infographic. 

The following page also provides further information regarding the MPI 5 Attributes requirements and understanding results: Understanding the MPI 5 Attributes and Results


1 - 2 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  

Why Use Analytica?

Analytica offer the full range of honey tests which honey producers, processors, and marketers need.  With a fast turnaround time, a competitive price, and service that our customers rave about.  Because we are able to carry out a number of tests on your honey, you can send in one sample and let us take care of the rest. 

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample

To have your honey tested, just send us about 50gm of honey per sample (in a plastic pottle with a screw lid.)

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

Get Analysis Request Forms

Don’t forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results. 

Analytica Laboratories


P: +64 7 974 4740

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3345,
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand


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