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Food-specific requirements and guidance – Maple

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements are being phased in over the following 12 to 30 months. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.


Before you review information related specifically to maple, read the information on General food requirements and guidance. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out many requirements that apply across food commodities, along with the maple-specific requirements highlighted here.

Additional requirements for Food imports and Food exports may apply also to your business.

Know the requirements

Canadian Standards of Identity Volume 6, Maple Products
Learn about the standards of identity for maple products.

Canadian Grade Compendium Volume 7, Maple Syrup
Learn about the grade requirements for maple syrup.

Grade Names for Imported Food
Check item 3 in this table for information relevant to maple products.

Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods
Units of measurement for prepackaged food, consumer prepackaged food and prepackaged food other than consumer prepackaged food.

Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption
There are quantity limits defined for maple that determine whether you can qualify for a personal use exemption.

Canadian export requirements for processed products
Learn about the requirements for exporting maple syrup and maple products.

Preventive control recommendations

Preventive controls for maple products – Lead residues

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