Maple Syrup Grades & Standards

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of maple syrup that:
a. Has good color;
b. Has good flavor and odor;
c. Is practically free from defects; and
d. Is practically clear.
  1. U.S. Grade B for Reprocessing is the quality of maple syrup that:
a. Has fairly good color;
b. Has fairly good flavor and odor;
c. Is fairly free from defects;
d. Is fairly clear; and
e. Is suitably designated or labeled as a reprocessing grade to qualify for Federal grading, inspection, or certification. Reprocessing grade maple syrup shall not be packaged in consumer size containers. 
  1. Substandard is the quality of maple syrup that fails to meet the requirements for U.S. Grade B for Reprocessing.
 

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