As the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of Manukahoney, Comvita hasalways been committed to providing assurances to global customers of freshness,purity, safety and authenticity.

UMF™ Honey Association Licensee (1019)

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

<spanstyle="font-size: 12pt;"> The UMF™ trademark is a quality trademark thatis internationally verified and recognised. It is backed by an industry qualitystandard, independent audits and a network of accreditedlaboratories around the world. You can besure that you are buying the best quality Manuka honey and your rightsas aconsumer are protected.

To carrythe UMF™ brand, the manufactureror owner of the brand must hold a currentUMF™ license with UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor™ Honey Association).In addition, genuine UMF™ Manuka Honey complies with all five of the followingcriteria:

1. UMF™ is clearly stated on the front label

2. It is packed into jarsand labelled in New Zealand

3. It isfrom a New Zealand company licensed by UMFHA to use the name UMF™

4. It has the UMF™licensee’s name on the front label 5. It has a rating of UMF™ 5+ ormore.


HACCPCertified ( Certificate No:HCV21212 and FSAU13/8403)

HACCP stands forHazardAnalysis and Critical Control Points. This is a preventative Food Safety System inwhich every step in the manufacture,storage and distribution of a food productis scientifically analysed for microbiological, physical and chemical hazards.Potential hazards are, therefore, identified and appropriate control measuresare taken before any problems can occur.

Comvita operates undera certified Food Safety Management System which complies with CAC HACCPVER:2003– CODEX HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and GMP (GoodManufacturing Practices) forthe production, packing and distribution of MixedFlora and UMF™ certified Honey (Manuka Honey).


New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Registered Exporter

Comvita isregistered as an Exporter with the Ministry for Primary Industries. New ZealandExporters need to be registered to be able to apply for official assurances (export certificates).


There are certain dutiesfor a Registered Exporter to carry out under the various Acts. As a Registered Exporter Comvitareceives a letter from MPI, which outlines specific duties for the products weexport. The duties include the following:

1. Ensuring our products meet relevant New Zealand standards

2. Complying with relevant export eligibilityrequirements

3. Reporting to MPI ifthey are no longer fit for purpose or are refused entry by a destinationcountry

4. Keeping appropriaterecords.


Ministry for Primary Industries Risk Management Programmes (RMPs)

Comvita processes and stores products, classed under New Zealand legislation as animal products.This includes our bee products and our Omega fish oil products. We operate undera registered Risk Management Programme (RMP) . An RMP is a written programmedesigned to manage hazards, wholesomeness and labelling of animal material andproducts. Comvita’s RMP describes how we process your products to meet the requirements ofthe Animal Products Act 1999. This is to ensure the products we sell are ‘fit for purpose’ – safe, suitable and truthfully labelled.

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New Zealand Ministry of Health GMPCertificate

In the Australian marketsome Comvita products are classified as Therapeutic Goods. Medsafe, a divisionof theNew Zealand Ministry of Health, verifies the systems and processes ourPaengaroa facility has in place against the internationally recognisedPharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice forMedicinal Products. This certification recognises that we have robust systems toensure the safety and efficiency therapeutic goods. < /p>


Australian Therapeutic GoodsAdministration (TGA) GMP Certificate

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


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