Evergreen brand mānuka honey products

26 February 2016: Evergreen Life Ltd is recalling certain mānuka honey products. There is information to suggest non-approved substances, dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal, may have been used during the processing of the honey. There is no food safety risk associated with the recalled products.


Plastic jar of Evergreen Life Manuka Honey

One type of Evergreen brand mānuka honey.

Product identification

Product type Mānuka honey products
Name of product
  • Evergreen Manuka Blended Methyl Glyoxal Level 30+ (including product labelled as MGO 30+ mg/kg)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 30+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 30+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 80+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 80+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 100+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 100+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 150+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 150+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 200+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 200+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 350+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 350+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 600+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 600+)
  • Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 890+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 890+)
  • Evergreen Deer Horn & Active Manuka Methyl Glyoxal Level 100+ (including product labelled as MGO 100+ mg/kg)
  • Evergreen Deer Horn & Active Manuka MGO 350+ (including product labelled as Methyl Glyoxal Level 350+ or MGO 350+mg/kg)
  • Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 5+
  • Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 7+
  • Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 12+
  • Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 15+
  • Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 20+
  • Evergreen Manuka with Pine Bark & Royal Jelly MGO 150+ mg/kg (including product labelled as Methyl Glyoxal Level 150+)
  • Evergreen Manuka with Royal Jelly & Kiwi fruit Total Activity 15+ (including product with a yellow coloured label with the same wording)
Notes

Methyl Glyoxal Level, MGO mg/kg, MG and MGO are all interchangeable terms meaning the level of methylglyoxal in the product and are all included in this recall.

Package size and description

All batches, sizes and label variations.
Evergreen mānuka products are packaged in dark brown plastic containers in various sizes. Evergreen Deer Horn & Active Manuka product plastic containers may be sold in an outer dark green cardboard box.

Distribution

Affected product has been sold in New Zealand and overseas.

Consumer advice

The affected products should not be consumed.

The products have been recalled because non-approved substances may have been used during the processing of the honey. It is against the law to add anything to honey.

While there is no food safety risk to consumers associated with the recalled products, if you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or seek medical advice.

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Evergreen Life Limited:

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