About the UMF Honey Association

The UMF Honey Association oversees all use of the UMF® trademark and supports licensees and consumers through a number of programmes and activities.

As a UMF license holder, we must submit samples of every batch of honey for lab testing. We can only pack our Manuka Honey once we have received a UMF® certificate for that particular batch. Click here to view the UMF® certificate for your jar of honey.



The UMFHA appoint independent auditors to regularly check and analyse samples from the marketplace. This helps protect consumers from counterfeit products.




The UMFHA have a programme of standardised testing in place across all territories where UMF®Manuka Honey products are sold.




They continue to invest heavily in industry leading scientific research of Manuka Honey, as a way of future-proofing the industry.




This represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of this honey which ensure purity and quality. These include: the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. An easy way to look at it is, the higher the UMF® grade, the more concentrated these compounds will be. Click here for more information on each UMF® grade.




To use the UMF® trademark a licensed company must meet strict criteria set out by the UMFHA.


  • A UMF® certification gives consumers confidence that they are buying genuine Manuka Honey. It is a world recognized trademark and sets the standard in the Manuka Honey industry.
  • Having a UMF® rating on all Ka Noa Manuka Honey jars is key to giving our consumers trust and confidence in our product.
  • To learn more about UMF® please visit the UMFHA website: www.umf.org.nz

Ka Noa Manuka UMF License no. #2260