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. Analytica offers all testing included in MPI's export requirements for mānuka honey (MPI 5 Attributes).
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 is approved by MPI to offer both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and the MPI Mānuka DNA Marker test under its Limited Recognised Laboratory Programme (RLP). Analytica also holds full ISO 17025 accreditation under IANZ for both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and DNA marker tests. This means that results can be used to meet MPI's General Requirements for Export (GREX) of honey.
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
PRICING AND TURNAROUND TIME
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 firstname.lastname@example.org