In 2020 it was widely reported that Glyphosate, a chemical used in Roundup Herbicide in New Zealand, was found in some New Zealand Manuka Honey. Despite having to eat 200kg or honey a day to reach the levels considered unhealthy to the human body, there was widespread alarm. We were immediately inundated with questions as to whether or not our honey was safe. Rest assured, all our honey is tested at least twice for Glyphosate. Once when it leaves New Zealand and once again when it lands in Japan.
Since 2021, all Manuka Honey exported from New Zealand to Japan must be tested and determined to be Glyphosate free before it can be exported. All testing is undertaken at a New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries accredited laboratory.
If the honey tests positive for Glyphosate, it can't be exported to Japan. Since January 2021, all honey from New Zealand that enters Japan is required to be tested and certified Glyphosate free before it is cleared by customs. Once again, all testing is carried out by an accredited laboratory.
All the honey that we sell is guaranteed to be Glyphosate free.
Here are copies of the test results from both New Zealand and Japan laboratories.