In order to be graded under UMF, Steens test for Manuka markers across 4 different spectrums, including the recently discovered Leptosperin. Leptosperin is an abundant, stable, and scientifically researched marker that is unique to Manuka honey in NZ. As part of the UMF association, Steens has the rights to test exclusively for this key characteristic. This clearly differentiates UMF graded honey as a truly authentic Manuka honey.
We extensively test our Manuka Honey to ensure our honey complies with the relevant in-house, industry, New Zealand & International Food Standards.
RMP is a certification programme designed to manage the hazards, wholesomeness and labelling of Honey products. The RMP certification programme is certified on behalf of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI). Steens Honey has RMP certification under the RMP EU quality system which is the most stringent honey quality accreditation in New Zealand.