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Oritain核实

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Oritain的核实工作是为了保障品牌和消费者避免承受与食品诈骗有关的风险。诈骗对于环球食品行业是一个实在而重大的问题。当一种产品被替换、掺入杂质、贴错标签或伪造,就构成诈骗,其动机差不多全都是为了图利。

因此,生产商、零售商和消费者均需获得保证他们的产品是名副其实的。要证明一种产品是名副其实,我们会通过测试产品中自然产生的特性来核实它的来源。这些特性是因应产品的种植和制造地点而独有的。

Oritain制度是一种创新、健全而非侵扰性的核实产品方法。它不是倚赖包装或文件来追查来源,因此它的核实结果是可以信赖的。

New Zealand Manuka Ltd与Oritain公司合作,Oritain会独立地核实我们的蜂蜜是纯正纽西兰蜂蜜。

要全面追查蜂蜜的来源,可以登入网页www.manukaoriginz.com,使用New Zealand Manuka Ltd旗下的Kiwi Manuka或Melora品牌蜂蜜罐上的批次号码来追查。Certified Manuka Originz Mark是给你作出的严格质量标准保证,从麦芦卡的花朵到你手上的产品,这是跟资源所有者的直接连系。

New Zealand Manuka Ltd的产品致力遵从上述标准,确保你购买的产品与标签上的内容相符,并且可以全面追查它的来源。如需要更多资料,请与我们联络:
info@nzmanukadirect.cominfo@oritain.com

猶太潔食

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猶太潔食幾維鳥(Kosher Kiwi)是紐西蘭正統希伯來聯合聖會(United Orthodox Hebrew Congregations of New Zealand)的猶太潔食標誌。該聖會在奧克蘭和威靈頓設有辦事處。

猶太潔食幾維鳥特許管理局(Kosher Kiwi Licensing Authority)的領導人是N. Friedler和Y. Mizrahi兩位拉比(猶太教會眾領袖)。

關於猶太律法的問題會提交新南威爾士州的猶太教飲食規定管理局(Kashrut Authority)或墨爾本的澳洲猶太潔食局(Kosher Australia)處理。我們與這兩家機構緊密合作,同時也就不同的場合和情況諮詢許多猶太律法決策人,並且遵從諸如東正教聯盟(Orthodox Union)和芝加哥拉比委員會(Chicago Rabbinical Council)等大機構的一般指引。

潔食認證包含多項重要元素。《聖經》所指出的,以及各拉比多年來所解釋的猶太人飲食律法,界定了哪些食物可以進食,哪些不可以,以及食物應該如何製作。

潔食認證規定可以分為下列各類:

指定禁止的食物

  • —   禁止的混合食物
  • —   禁止的處理方式
  • —   交叉污染
  • —   逾越節

關於更多嚴格的潔食認證:實地視察、批次認證、特許潔食生產,以及國際標準和潔食組織,必須遵從和達到最精確的要求。

New Zealand Manuka Ltd的產品致力遵從上述標準,確保達至Kosher Kiwi釐定的安全和認可飲食標準。如需要更多資料,請與我們聯絡:info@nzmanukadirect.com / rabbi@ahc.org.nz

This honey can fight infection

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Article Courtesy: healthzone.ca

A New Zealand “superfood” honey already known as an infection fighter can also kill superbugs that resist antibiotics, new research shows.

Manuka honey, produced only from New Zealand’s manuka trees, has prevented some bacteria from growing and killed off other bacteria in lab tests, Professor Rose Cooper told the Star on Friday.


In particular, manuka honey can stop worrisome drug-resistant MRSA bacteria from growing in wounds.

“What we’re thinking, in time, is that we can develop products containing low levels of antibiotics and honey that can work on patients in hospitals,” said Cooper.

Although still confined to lab results, the tests showed clearly that drug-resistant bacteria not exposed to manuka honey kept growing; an overlay of 5 per cent honey knocked the infection cells out of action.

Previous research has demonstrated the honey’s topical wound care benefits, to the point where a range of licensed products are available. Cooper and her team at the University of Wales are hoping their preliminary findings will take it one step further.

She warned people not to treat their own severe wounds with health food store manuka honey.

“The honey we use clinically is irradiated, so it’s sterile. There is a remote risk the spores would grow” with store-bought honey, she said.

The next stage of research will be to firmly identify which antibiotics work with manuka honey and which don’t.

Manuka honey – weapon in superbug battle

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Article Courtesy: New Zealand Herald

Manuka honey, the premium product found on fashionable breakfast tables, could play a role in the battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists reported yesterday.

Honey is known to have antiseptic properties but the antibacterial potency of manuka honey is 10 to 50 times more powerful.


It has been shown to stop the growth of the antibiotic-resistant superbug known as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Manuka honey is derived from nectar collected by honey bees foraging on the manuka tree and is included in modern wound-care products such as dressings and ointments available on prescription in Britain.

However, its antimicrobial properties have not been fully exploited, according to researchers.

Laboratory studies by Professor Rose Cooper and colleagues at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, show manuka honey interacts with three bacteria that commonly infect wounds – MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Group A streptococci.

“Our findings suggest manuka honey can hamper the attachment of bacteria to tissues which is an essential step in the initiation of acute infections.

Inhibiting attachment also blocks the formation of bio-films, which can protect bacteria from antibiotics and allow them to cause persistent infections,” Professor Cooper said.

“Honey can make MRSA more sensitive to antibiotics – effectively reversing antibiotic resistance. This indicates that existing antibiotics may be more effective against drug-resistant infections if used in combination with manuka honey.”

The long-term aim was to develop products combining honey with antibiotics that could be applied directly to infected wounds to speed healing and prevent the spread of suberbugs to other patients in hospital, she said. The findings were presented at a meeting of the Society for Microbiology in Harrogate.

“We will still need antibiotics taken [orally] for blood infections. But we may be able to develop products with low concentrations of antibiotics and honey than can be applied directly to a wound.”

Patients should not try applying honey from the jar to wounds as it was not sterile, Professor Rose warned.

SWEET MEDICINE

  • Honey has been used as an antiseptic for thousands of years. It was displaced by the arrival of antibiotics in the 1940s.
  • Dressings using honey, which must be sterilised, create a moist, non-adherent surface around the wound, stimulate cell growth and act as an anti-inflammatory.
  • The antibacterial potency of manuka honey is said to be greater than ordinary honey because it has an extra component called methylglyoxal.

Manuka honey for your family’s health

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Article Courtesy: KidSpot

Honey. Its sweet taste has been satisfying people for centuries. Always a family favourite, honey is delicious on toast or spooned into a bowl of warm porridge. It works wonders as a sugar substitute in cakes and tops off a cup of tea like nothing else can.

But there is more to honey and in particular, more to manuka honey, than meets the taste buds!


What is manuka honey?

Dr. Peter Molan from the University of Waikato in New Zealand has been researching manuka honey and its health benefits since 1995. His research has shown that manuka honey, from the manuka bush in New Zealand, is extremely unique as it possesses rare healing properties.

Honey has been used as a healing agent for thousands of years. All honey has some level of antibacterial activity, but manuka honey has much stronger antibacterial qualities than most other honeys. Also known as ‘active manuka honey’, it is said to contain “the best natural antibiotic in the world”, and is now being used both internally and externally to treat a range of different conditions.

What conditions can be treated with manuka honey?

Many medical practitioners are turning to high-potency active manuka honey, where traditional medicine is not having the desired effect. Some infected wounds which have not responded well to antibiotics alone, have also been treated with high-grade manuka honey. Used as a dressing, active manuka honey can help prevent the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi and also speed up the healing process, once the infection has been treated.

Honeymark, a company that makes products from active manuka honey believes that, “Antibiotics are indiscriminate killers. When taken orally, antibiotics kill all bacteria, both good and bad,” the company said. “For reasons that are currently unknown, manuka honey does not affect good bacteria in the body and only destroys harmful, infectious bacteria. This is something that pharmaceuticals have not been able to accomplish.”

In addition to having antibacterial characteristics, active manuka honey is also:

  • An antioxidant – manuka honey has qualities that protect against free radicals, which cause cell damage and accelerated aging. Manuka honey is used with great success in some anti-aging skin products.
  • Anti-carcinogenic – manuka honey contains properties that are said to reduce the occurrence or severity of some cancers. There have been some studies that indicate manuka honey may inhibit the growth of bladder cancer.
  • Anti-inflammatory – manuka honey is a natural anti-inflammatory which means it can help to reduce swelling and pain.

Active manuka honey has proven and potent healing qualities, some of which are yet to be discovered. Research is constantly ongoing in this area, to try and fully understand the scope of this natural wonder. Today, manuka honey has already helped to successfully treat conditions such as:

  • Acne, eczema and other skin conditions
  • Stomach ulcers and other digestive issues
  • Sore throats and colds
  • Burns and insect bites
  • Arthritis, muscle and joint pain
  • Nail fungus and athletes foot

Manuka honey is a relatively inexpensive way to treat common ailments. And perhaps one of the biggest advantages of using active manuka honey is that there are no known harmful side-effects.

How do I know if I am buying genuine manuka honey?

In the late 1990’s an industry classification standard was created to rate honey according to the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor). The UMF relates to the amount of manuka nectar found in the honey, as not all manuka honey contains the same amount. Manuka honey with a UMF rating of 10 is the lowest of the rated active manuka honeys considered appropriate for healing purposes. The higher the UMF rating,, the more potent the honey is said to be. Only licensed products that meet the strict UMF criteria are allowed to display the UMF trademark on its packaging.