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The UMF, or Unique Manuka Factor, is a rating from the NZ Government for the approved quality mark the is developed and overseen by the UMFHA, or UMF Honey Association. This is a collection of BZ beekeepers, exporters, packers and distributors that have been established for the product of the manuka honey industry.
The UMF testing process is known for being the most comprehensive analysis industry-wide. Unlike any of the other grading systems, the UMF will make sure that all of the crucial signature compounds are present that provide the high quality, genuine quality of manuka honey.
The UMF number that you find on the honey label will tell you all about the level of purity and quality of the honey product. Each honey batch has to go through a series of checkpoints to be sure of the ultimate in quality, safety, and authenticity. All of the UMF license holders are audited independently to meet the tough standards for manufacturing, production, handling and sampling. When you see the UMF mark, you can feel confident that you are getting 100% completely pure and natural manuka honey.
While there are some producers of honey that will undertake a different rating system, the UMF system is an independent, unbiased authority that is set up to help certify only high quality, genuine manuka honey.