Premium quality, NZ produced pure Manuka honey.
Watson & Son Manuka Honey is harvested from some of the most remote and pristine regions of New Zealand from the flowers of our native Manuka tree. It is a unique taonga (treasure) of our land. Naturally occurring Methylglyoxal is an ingredient present in genuine Manuka honey. We guarantee that all our Manuka honey is tested and verified for its Methylglyoxal content, measured in mg /kg.
Watson & Son welcomes the release of the Interim Labelling Guidelines for Manuka honey that will provide greater confidence and certainty for consumers looking for the genuine product. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has worked closely with scientists and the industry for over 6 months to develop these guidelines, designed to be consistent with the requirements of the Australia-New Zealand Foods Standards Code 2013, as it applies to honey.
MPI has identifed Methylglyoxal (MG or MGO) as an ingredient that can be identified in labelling and marketing Manuka honey, expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg. Scientific evidence has confirmed Methylglyoxal as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey.
Current Manuka honey product labelling such as NPA 5+, 10+, etc are considered a therapeutic claims. From January 2016 these will no longer be allowed under the Food Standards Code, bringing consistency to label claims based on Methylglyoxal as the ingredient that sets Manuka apart from other honeys.
Many Watson & Son customers will see no change, as they already enjoy our genuine Manuka honey that has been using these parameters on our labels for some time. If you are looking for the 'real thing', look for Manuka honey with a Methylglyoxal content above 250 mg/kg on the black label of your next jar of Watson & Son Manuka honey.
All Watson & Son honey is rigorously tested to ensure that our label claims can be verified by accredited scientific laboratories.
As a member of the NZ Manuka Honey Exporters Collective, our honey will carry either an NPA rating (from 5+ to 25+) or an MGO rating (from 100 - 1600). These are the two standards adopted by the Collective to give you the consumer every confidence that you are buying genuine NZ Manuka Honey with real ant-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, throughout the shelf life of the product.
- 0 - Not detectable
- 100+ - Table grade level (not recommended for specific therapeutic use)
- 200+ - Maintenance level (recommended for increased vitality and immunity)
- 300+ - Useful level (high antibacterial activity)
- 400+ - Useful level (high antibacterial activity)
- 600+ - Superior level with very high activity (for specific therapeutic use)
- 800+ - Superior level with very high activity (for specific therapeutic use)
Watson & Son Ltd maintains an operation that is fully integrated from the hive to market, placing our company in a unique position to manage every stage in the production of Manuka honey and to ensure full traceability back to the hive. In line with our commitment to produce premium Manuka Honey every step in the production chain has been carefully considered to ensure our honey is of the highest standard in purity and quality.
Our hive management system guarantees that all hives use appropriate materials and have correct maintenance procedures. The components of the hives and their foundations are all considered, along with pest and disease management. Hygiene throughout the honey harvesting and transportation process is a critical factor.
Directions: Manuka Honey can be taken internally for general health and wellbeing by taking 3 teaspoons (21g) per day.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Manuka Honey
Warnings: Not suitable for infants under 12 months. Do not use if seal is broken.
QUARANTINE NOTICE: HONEY MAY NOT BE IMPORTED TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. IF YOU ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE AND IMPORT HONEY FROM OTHER PARTS OF AUSTRALIA, YOUR ITEM MAY BE SEIZED AND DESTROYED BY QUARANTINE WA AND YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR A SUBSTANTIAL FINE.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.