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3 hours ago, Adam Boot said:

It is probably best if you talk to NZTE. Their detail on this subject is complete. Having discussed this topic with them I am aware that the majority of their resource in China was spent keeping the door to trade open in the 2 years prior to the MPI Manuka definition. Similar pressure has been applied by the EU. 

This is why I want a packer/markerter seats on the board to keep us informed of what is happening in the market place so us beekeepers can sell our products.

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On 22/08/2018 at 10:15 PM, Gino de Graaf said:

 

Be awesome if our other 'under achieving' floral types get the same treatment.  

 I agree and we are on to this as well. 

Adam

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On 24/08/2018 at 8:07 AM, Adam Boot said:

loads of drumed honey leaving NZ labeled as something completely different, and no-one knows.'

Lol

There were once container loads of Bulk butter Cartons leaving NZ labeled as Mayonnaise 

Not many people knew about that either until they all got sent back

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2 hours ago, Philbee said:

Lol

There were once container loads of Bulk butter Cartons leaving NZ labeled as Mayonnaise 

Not many people knew about that either until they all got sent back

We're they re labeled and sent back again .?

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2 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

We're they re labeled and sent back again .?

Probably not
The butter was put back into the process line and repacked 

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It's a good concept but why Manuka honey .?

It's too strong and the flavour would override other taste.

A light mild honey like clover or rata would be better .

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30 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

It's a good concept but why Manuka honey .?

It's too strong and the flavour would override other taste.

A light mild honey like clover or rata would be better .

But it wouldn't be *Manuka*

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20 hours ago, glynn said:

Be interested in seeing the ingredient list. When we looked at doing this last year they had to add sugar to the honey. 

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1 hour ago, nikki watts said:

Be interested in seeing the ingredient list. When we looked at doing this last year they had to add sugar to the honey. 

Ask Adam .

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On 30/08/2018 at 1:07 PM, kaihoka said:

Ask Adam .

The ingredients are identical to our lozenges. It is just the process that differs. 92% Mono 5+ (to PURITI standard) 8% multidextrin as binding agent.

Adam

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2 hours ago, Adam Boot said:

The ingredients are identical to our lozenges. It is just the process that differs. 92% Mono 5+ (to PURITI standard) 8% multidextrin as binding agent.

Adam

Could you do this with other honey or is it only economic with Manuka .

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On 31/08/2018 at 8:41 PM, kaihoka said:

Could you do this with other honey or is it only economic with Manuka .

Definitely can. The economics help with Manuka of course but we are working on ideas for other honey.

 

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37 minutes ago, Adam Boot said:

Definitely can. The economics help with Manuka of course but we are working on ideas for other honey.

 

That's good to know.

Its really the other honeys that need all the attention  now.

 

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https://foodmag.com.au/manuka-honey-puriti/

 

 

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“Puriti Manuka recently announced it has implemented strict testing and policies to ensure there is zero glyphosate contamination to its products.

It tests every single batch of honey to ensure is it free from the glyphosate herbicide.

Glyphosate is a herbicide used extensively on farms, gardens, streets, and parks. Because it is so widely used, its residue can be found in some foods.

There is also growing evidence that glyphosate may cause health issues and is carcinogenic, according to Puriti.”

 

The Manuka plant generally grows in wild scrub or forest areas in New Zealand, remote from where the herbicide may be used, yet there is a remote possibility of spray drift.

 

Nothing like putting the fear of cancer into consumers of our beautiful NZ honeys.

 

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@frazzledfozzle do you think all the adverse publicity about adulterated Aussie honey could cause problems for NZ honey.

The international market does not always see us as so separate.

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9 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

https://foodmag.com.au/manuka-honey-puriti/

 

 

 

Nothing like putting the fear of cancer into consumers of our beautiful NZ honeys.

 

I guess it depends on your perspective 

The quote would be read that way if you didn’t know that glyphosate is applied to many food crops .

I would think @Adam Boot is being proactive and assuring the customer that his product is foodsafe. 

But I agree @frazzledfozzle, it appears to cast doubt over anything else , which clever marketing or not , I disagree with .

Surely the message could be delivered slightly gentler .....

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9 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

https://foodmag.com.au/manuka-honey-puriti/

 

 

 

Nothing like putting the fear of cancer into consumers of our beautiful NZ honeys.

 

The way i read it is that Puriti is a brand being put together by Midland Seeds, based in Ashburton who focus on growing small seed crops. They  bought a bee operation to secure a supply of bees to pollinate their crops when thousands  of bees were headed north to the manuka  goldfields. As such the the seed growing farms are a toxic wasteland  where the stench of chemcal is overpowering, so I guess they need to assure their customers that their product is pure.

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9 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

https://foodmag.com.au/manuka-honey-puriti/

 

 

 

Nothing like putting the fear of cancer into consumers of our beautiful NZ honeys.

 

We know NZ is very clean agriculturally. We also no know that international concerns about Glyphosate are real and regularly hit the press. We wanted to be able to shout about the cleanliness and quality of NZ. The way to do this is test and prove it. That is what we are doing. 

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5 hours ago, Adam Boot said:

We know NZ is very clean agriculturally. We wanted to be able to shout about the cleanliness and quality of NZ. The way to do this is test and prove it. That is what we are doing. 

 

Well that’s not how the article reads...which Im sure you already know .

 

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Our graphic artist did up a label, which said 'pure manuka honey' we asked her to change it to 'pure New Zealand manuka honey' because for sure, if you know anything at all about honey, pure manuka actually does not exist. 

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1 hour ago, Cyathea said:

Our graphic artist did up a label, which said 'pure manuka honey' we asked her to change it to 'pure New Zealand manuka honey' because for sure, if you know anything at all about honey, pure manuka actually does not exist. 

Surely then to avoid confusion , it would be better as 

‘Purely NZ Manuka Honey’ 

 

Which well and truly emphasises that the honey is Manuka from the best and only source in the world , 

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what's the difference, pure & purely are both the adjective form

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42 minutes ago, yesbut said:

what's the difference, pure & purely are both the adjective form

I believe the word ‘purely’ attaches it’s meaning to NZ, while ‘pure’ might attach its meaning to Manuka 

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1 hour ago, M4tt said:

I believe the word ‘purely’ attaches it’s meaning to NZ, while ‘pure’ might attach its meaning to Manuka 

It's no wonder there's so much trouble in the world is it.

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