China to help protect manuka honey exports

After more than two years of negotiations a deal has been struck with Chinese officials to protect New Zealand exports of manuka honey.

The UMF Honey Association, which represents 70% of genuine Manuka honey retailers, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government-run agency that tests food imports.

The Jiangsu Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of the People’s Republic of China (CIQ) will test honey which claims to have non-peroxide activity (NPA) to ensure the validity of the product.


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