MPI 4 Chemical Markers Test

Test Code
Standard Price per sample £300.00
up to 5

MPI 4 Chemical Markers Test
  • Method Used
  • Parameters tested
  • LOD (limit of detection)
    1 mg/kg
  • Accreditation
    ISO 17025

A combination of five attributes, being four chemicals and 1 DNA marker from Manuka pollen, is required to authenticate monofloral and multifloral manuka honey according to the Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand (MPI).

To meet this regulation, Fera’s food authenticity and profiling experts conduct the analysis required to highlight the presence, and measure the concentrations of these attributes.

This test looks only at the MPI 4 chemical markers. This test measures the concentration of the following compounds that are found in genuine manuka honey:

  • 3-Phenyllactic acid (3-PLA)
  • 2’-Methoxyacetophenone (2'-MAP)
  • 4-Hydroxyphenyllactic acid (4-HPLA)
  • 2-Methoxybenzoic acid (2-MBA)

This method is accredited to the internationally recognised ISO17025 standard under flexible scope.

For more information on MPI’s Manuka labelling requirements, and the science programme they have undertaken when developing them, visit their website here.

Please contact us to discuss volume discounts.

Detail Specification

Standard Turnaround Time

20 working days

Parameters tested


Method Used


LOD (limit of detection)

1 mg/kg


ISO 17025

MPI 4 Chemical Markers Test

Subtotal £1,500.00

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