North American Maple Contest Gidelines
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United States Standards for Grades of Maple Syrup
11 January 29, 2015
To Whom It May Concern:
This is to notify you that the final notice for the revision of the United States Standards for Grades of Maple Syrup will be published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2015. This revision will become effective 30 days after publication on March 2, 2015
AMS has revised grade standards for maple sirup (syrup) based on a petition from the maple syrup industry. The proposed revision defines quality factors and establishes new color determinations for Grade A, and established a new classification for Processing Grade. The grade of a sample unit of maple syrup would be ascertained considering the factors of color, flavor, odor, damage, and turbidity or cloudiness.
Copies of the notice, and revised grade standards are attached, and are also available
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov
AMS wishes to thank all of those involved for their efforts during this project. This revised standard will harmonize the voluntary Federal standards with those of the five states that have their own standards as well as those in Canada. These standards will provide better information to the consumers for purchasing maple syrup, and expand the marketing of maple syrup in North America and internationally.
Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Specialty Crops Inspection Division
Agricultural Marketing Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 260-8158
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^ Maple Card, 2 versions available: 4 x 6 with bleed, or 5 x 7 with white border. Both require double sided printing.
Setting International Standards for
Standard Definition, Grades and Nomenclature
Status of Progress in Incorporating the IMSI Standard Grades Proposal into Federal and State/Provincial Maple Grades Regulations in the United States and Canada
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