Labelling Requirements for Maple Products
Summary of Mandatory Maple Syrup Labelling Requirements

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General Rule

As a general rule, all items identified with a checkmark () in the table below must appear on the label of maple syrup containers destined for trade out of the province or in import trade. Refer to Export and Bulk Containers for more information.

Summary of Mandatory Maple Syrup Labelling Requirements
RequirementsInter-provincialImportExportType heightLocation on labelLanguagesReferences

Common Name

Maple syrup

means the syrup obtained exclusively by the concentration of maple sap or by the dilution or solution of a maple product, other than maple sap, in potable water [2, MPR]

See exception MPR section 19(3) See exception MPR section 16(2) Minimum 1.6 mm Principal display panel English and French

MPR
12(1)(a),
12(2),
17,
19(1)(e)(i),
Schedule IV

FDR
B.01.001,
B.01.006

CPLA
10(b)(ii)

CPLR
6(2),
12(b)

Net Quantity Declaration
(mL or L)
See exception MPR section 19(3) See exception MPR section 16(2) Numerals: in bold face type, proportional to the area of the principal display surface. Other Info: Minimum 1.6 mm Principal display panel English and French

MPR
10(5),
12(1)(d),
12(2),
19(1)(e)(ii),
Schedule IV,
Schedule V

CPLA
10(a)

CPLR
6(2),
12(a),
14(2),
22(1),
22(3)

Grades

Canada Grade A

Canada Processing Grade

See exception MPR section 16(2) Proportional to the area of the principal display surface Principal display panel English and FrenchTable Note 1

MPR
4,
12(1)(b),
Schedule I, Schedule IV

CPLR
6(2)

Grade A

Processing Grade

See exception MPR section 19(3) Proportional to the area of the principal display surface Principal display panel English and FrenchTable Note 1

MPR
4.1,
19(1)(a),
Schedule I, Schedule IV

CPLR
6(2)

Colour Classes

Golden, Delicate Taste;
Amber, Rich Taste;
Dark, Robust Taste;
Very Dark, Strong Taste

See exception MPR section 19(3) See exception MPR section 16(2) Minimum 1.6 mm Table Note 3 Any panel except the bottom English and French

MPR
12(1)(c),
12(2),
19(1)(b),
Schedule III,
Schedule IV

CPLA
10(b)(iii)

CPLR
6(2)

Lot Number or Production CodeTable Note 2 See exception MPR section 16(2) Minimum 1.6 mm Any panel except the bottom N/A

MPR
12(1)(f),
12(2)

Lot Number or Production Code See exception MPR section 19(3) N/A Any panel except the bottom N/A

MPR
19(1)(e)(v)

Identity and Principal Place of Business, and Registration Number

Name and address of the registered sugar bush establishment, packing establishment or shipper establishment;

or

Name and address of the first dealer with the registration number of the packing establishment.

See exception MPR section 16(2) Minimum 1.6 mm Any panel except the bottom English and/or French

MPR
12(1)(e)

FDR
B.01.007(1.1)(a)
B.01.005

CPLA
10(b)(i)

CPLR
6(2)

Name and address of the packing establishment or importer See exception MPR section 19(3) Minimum 1.6 mm Any panel except the bottom English and/or French

MPR
19(1)(e)(iii)

FDR
B.01.007(1.1)(a)
B.01.005

CPLA
10(b)(i)

CPLR
6(2)

Country of Origin
"Product of ..."

For other situations, refer to Country of Origin – Maple Products.

See exception MPR section 19(3) Minimum 1.6 mm, at least as large as those used in the declaration of the Canadian dealer's principal place of business. Any panel except the bottom, shall be located immediately adjacent to the declaration of dealer identity and principal place of business English and French

MPR
19(1)(e)(iv)

FDR
B.01.005

CPLA
10(b)(iii)

CPLR
6(2),
13,
14(1),
15,
31(4)

Nutrition Labelling See exception MPR section 19(3) For more information, refer to Nutrition Labelling. For more information, refer to Nutrition Labelling. For more information, refer to Nutrition Labelling. For more information, refer to Nutrition Labelling.

Table Notes

Table note 1

The Maple Products Regulations does not specify that the grade designation of maple syrup must be bilingual. However, it is recommended that when a grade is made on the label of a food, it appears in both English and French on the principal display panel [unless a bilingual labelling exemption applies as per B.01.012(3) or (7), FDR].

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Table note 2

As of December 13, 2016, every container of maple syrup that is graded under the MPR must bear a label marked with the lot number or the production code [12(1)(f), 19(1)(e)(v) MPR]. This is a new requirement of the December 12, 2014 MPR amendment (10, CGII, SOR/DORS/2014-297; Related provisions, MPR).

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Table Note 3

The minimum type height is acceptable for the colour classes despite sections 12 (2)c), 12(2) and Schedule IV of the MPR.

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