A scientist checking the quality of manuka honey by looking at its texture while flowing down honey from test-tube to watch glass.

Our Quality Promise

As a natural health and wellbeing company, and the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of Manuka honey, Comvita has always been committed to providing assurances to global customers of freshness, purity, safety and authenticity.


UMF logo or Unique Manuka Factor, which is an independently certified quality assurance mark for genuine monofloral manuka honey.

Comvita is a licensee of the UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor™ Honey Association). Licence Number 1019. Comvita has been a member of UMFHA for over 18 years.

The UMF™ trademark is a quality trademark that is internationally verified and recognised. It is backed by an industry quality standard, independent audits and a network of accredited laboratories around the world. You can be sure that you are buying the best quality Manuka honey and your rights as a consumer are protected.

To carry the UMF™ brand, the manufacturer or owner of the brand must hold a current UMF™ license with UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor™ Honey Association). In addition, genuine UMF™ Manuka Honey complies with all five of the following criteria:

  • UMF™ is clearly stated on the front label
  • It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand
  • It is from a New Zealand company licensed by UMFHA to use the name UMF™
  • It has the UMF™ licensee's name on the front label
  • It has a rating of UMF™ 5+ or more.

TGA Compliance. This licence authorises Comvita's operations to carry out full product manufacture of Herbal therapeutic goods.

TGA Compliance

In Australia at our Coominya farm, our Olive Leaf Extract operations hold a Licence to Manufacture Herbal Therapeutic Goods. This means the TGA have verified our GMP Compliance as a Manufacturer as having robust systems in place to meet the PIC/S Guidelines. This licence authorises our operations to carry out full product manufacture of Herbal therapeutic goods (excluding testing) and to release product to the market.