Consultation on the Proposal to Modernize Grading, Classification Systems and Labelling Requirements for Maple Syrup

The consultation closed 2012-12-07.

Introduction

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to maintaining an effective, transparent, rules and science-based regulatory framework. On an ongoing basis, the CFIA assesses whether Acts and Regulations need to be developed or updated to respond to the evolving needs of the food industry and consumers.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is evaluating a proposal brought forward by the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) to amend regulations including the Maple Product Regulations (MPR). These amendments would include modernizing the grading, classification systems and some related labelling requirements for maple syrup from federally registered establishments towards uniform international standards.

All comments received will be reviewed and considered by the CFIA in preparation of the revised MPR. The final version of the MPR will be published in Canada Gazette for further consultations

Mélanie Desrochers
Chief  Maple, Planning  and Systems Management
Processed Products, Maple and Honey
AgriFood Division

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