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March 20, 2005

Manuka Honey Scammer Convicted

Tomorrow Dream Line, a company in Auckland, New Zealand, has been convicted of using the coveted antibacterial manuka-honey "UMF" rating on non-UMF honey jars it offered for sale.

Manuka honey, produced by New Zealand bees from the nectar of the manuka bush, has been found to have especially strong antibacterial properties. So strong, in fact, that a small industry has developed to sell this unique honey at a premium price. Consumers eat the honey to fight stomach ulcers caused by Heliobacter pylori, and also smear it on burns and other infected wounds.

The germ-fighting properties of manuka honey are measured and guaranteed by the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rating and label, which Tomorrow Dream Line was convicted of knowingly affixing to jars of non-UMF honey.


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