Labelling Requirements for Maple Products
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Bulk containers for maple syrup are referred in the MPR as containers exceeding 5 L. Bulk containers for maple products other than maple syrup are referred in the MPR as containers exceeding 5 kg [19 (3), MPR].
The labelling requirements for shipping containers and bulk containers of maple syrup are the same as for other prepackaged maple products, except as described below, and in the Summary Table of Mandatory Maple Syrup Labelling Requirements [15(1), 19(2)(a), MPR].
Interprovincial Trade of Maple Syrup
Interprovincial trade of maple syrup packed in a container that has a capacity of more than 5 L, that is not graded or marked in compliance with the MPR, is allowed if the product is to be repackaged or reprocessed in a registered packing establishment [15(2), MPR].
Intra-provincial Trade of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup that is packaged in a container of greater than 5 litres and only distributed within the province where it is produced is not subject to the requirements of the MPR. In this case, the product must only meet the regulatory requirements of its province of origin and any other applicable federal requirements (FDR and CPLR). Refer to the appropriate provincial authorities to obtain the official and most updated information for provincial regulations and refer to the Core Labelling Requirements section of the Industry Labelling Tool for all other federal requirements.
Maple syrup packed in a container that has a capacity of more than 5 L and maple product other than maple syrup packed in a container that has a capacity of more than 5 L or 5 kg that are not marked as per the labelling and packing requirements of the MPR must be accompanied by a written authorization from the CFIA, for each shipment, prior to their entry into Canada. Please contact the Centre of Administration to obtain such an authorization [19(3)(b), MPR].
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