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A Science Based Grading System

BeeBio skincare manuka honey MGS grading

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Certified Molan Gold Standard

The Molan Gold Standard™ (MGS) is a grading system that has been reviewed by the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand to ensure that it meets legislative requirements. It appraises the natural marker methylglyoxal found in Manuka Honey, and assures purity and quality.

The Molan Gold Standard™ is tested and certified by an accredited New Zealand laboratory under the ISO17025 standard and a lab certificate for any batch of Molan Gold Standard certified honey is available on request.

MGS also certifies that scientific standards have been met to ensure the highest quality is maintained in all aspects.

The Molan Gold Standard is:

  • A Quality Trademark.
  • Backed by the scientific research of Dr Peter Molan.
  • Internationally recognized.

Independent Facility Audits

MGS adheres to a Code of Practice set out by New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, which is audited by Assure Quality to ensure compliance with quality standard production facility requirements.

Each stage of the production is audited on a regular basis including; harvesting, extraction testing and packing facilities. Strict protocols are set in place by New Zealand law.

Internationally Recognised Testing

All MGS Manuka Honey is tested and certified by an accredited New Zealand laboratory under the ISO17025 standard and a lab certificate for any batch of MGS certified honey is available.
Each batch of MGS honey is tested for Methylglyoxal, HMF and DHA, Tutin and APC. All our honey testing for these components is performed at an accredited laboratory.

MGS Grading System

The MGS grading system establishes:

  • The label claim that it is Manuka
  • The Methylglyoxal level is measured and shown on the label
  • The Hydroxymethylfurfural level falls within the market guidelines
  • The C4 sugar levels fall within the market guidelines
  • The honey can be traced to the hive site(s)
  • The honey has been processed in a NZ Government approved facility

To receive a MGS grading, a honey must have the presence of Methylglyoxal. The MGS rating is a measure of the attributes and values that make up Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality.

METHYLGLYOXAL CONTENT

MGS GRADE

≥ 1100 mg/kg

25+

≥ 1050 mg/kg

24+

≥ 900 mg/kg

22+

≥ 800 mg/kg

20+

≥ 700 mg/kg

18+

≥ 600 mg/kg

16+

≥ 500 mg/kg

15+

≥ 400 mg/kg

12+

≥ 300 mg/kg

10+

≥ 200 mg/kg

8+ *

≥ 100 mg/kg

5+ *

 *MGS 5+ and MGS 8+ do not have significant antibacterial quality.

Visit the website www.mgs.co.nz for more information.