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Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 7 – Maple Syrup

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General Requirement

1. The grades and grade names for maple syrup that is not imported, and the applicable colour classes, may be determined under Maple Syrup Grade Requirements.

Maple Syrup Grade Requirements

Grades and Grade Names

2. There are two grades of maple syrup that is not imported "Canada Grade A" and "Canada Processing Grade" (see Volume 9, Import Grade Requirements for grade names used for imported maple syrup).

Canada Grade A

3. Maple syrup graded "Canada Grade A" must be maple syrup that

Canada Processing Grade

4. Maple syrup graded "Canada Processing Grade" must be maple syrup that

Colour Classes of Canada Grade A Maple Syrup

5. (1) Canada Grade A maple syrup has the colour class set out in Column 1 of an item of the Table of Colour Classes of Canada Grade A Maple Syrup if it has the ability to transmit light, expressed as a percentage that is set out in Columns 2 and 3 of that item.

(2) The ability of Canada Grade A maple syrup to transmit light must be determined by means of

Table of Colour Classes of Canada Grade A Maple Syrup
Item Column 1
Colour Class
Column 2
Percentage of Light Transmission
Less than
Column 3
Percentage of Light Transmission
Not less than
1 Golden, Delicate Taste (Doré, goût délicat) 75.0
2 Amber , Rich Taste (Ambré, goût riche) 75.0 50.0
3 Dark, Robust Taste (Foncé, goût robuste) 50.0 25.0
4 Very Dark, Strong Taste (Très Foncé, goût prononcé) 25.0
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