Initially identified as the components giving Manuka honey its unique antibacterial properties, the UMF™ rating is directly linked to the level of MGO present. PURITI exceeds the prescribed standards to ensure MGO levels are higher than industry UMF™ requirements for every product. Each batch is independently lab tested to guarantee only the highest quality of traceable Manuka honey is produced.
An extensive industry consultation was performed prior to the end of 2017 and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) made its decision on the scientific definition of Manuka honey.
It states that four chemical markers from nectar and one DNA marker from Manuka pollen must be at a certain level to meet overseas export requirements. Rules were to apply from February 5th, 2018.
PURITI also decided to raise the bar over and above the MPI Manuka Honey Science Definition. The pass mark for all 4 chemical markers is set considerably higher for all PURITI products.