Maple Products Regulations (C.R.C., c. 289)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

 Despite section 3.2, a maple product that is contaminated may be marketed in import, export or interprovincial trade as animal food if it is

  • (a) fit for use as animal food;

  • (b) labelled with the words “animal food” and “aliments pour animaux”;

  • (c) prepared separately from maple products intended for use as food; and

  • (d) where appropriate, treated to give it the appearance of being inedible.

  • SOR/91-523, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 36;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 18.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-6, s. 37]

PART IMaple Syrup Grade Names

Canadian Maple Syrup

 The grade names “Canada Grade A” and “Canada Processing Grade” are prescribed for Canadian maple syrup and may be used only if the maple syrup meets the requirements set out in Schedule I.

  • SOR/2014-297, s. 2.

Imported Maple Syrup

 The grade names “Grade A” and “Processing Grade” are prescribed for imported maple syrup and may be used only if the imported maple syrup meets the applicable requirements for the equivalent maple syrup “Canada Grade A” and “Canada Processing Grade”, respectively.

  • SOR/2014-297, s. 2.


  •  (1) The grade names set out in section 4 for Canadian maple syrup may be used for any imported maple syrup that has been prepared in a registered establishment other than a sugar bush establishment.

  • (2) For greater certainty, this provision does not limit the application of section 19.

  • SOR/2014-297, s. 2.
  •  (1) Maple syrup may be graded only if

    • (a) it is produced exclusively by the concentration of maple sap or by the dilution or solution of a maple product, other than maple sap, in potable water;

    • (b) it is clean, wholesome and fit for human consumption;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2014-297, s. 3]

    • (d) [Revoked, SOR/89-267, s. 2]

    • (e) it has a minimum soluble solids content of 66 per cent and has a maximum soluble solids content of 68.9 per cent as determined by a refractometer or hydrometer at 20°C; and

    • (f) in the case of maple syrup that is graded as “Canada Grade A”, its colour class has been determined in accordance with Schedule III.

  • (2) Maple syrup shall be graded in

    • (a) a registered establishment; or

    • (b) any place, where it is graded by or on behalf of the operator of a registered maple syrup shipper establishment.

  • SOR/81-577, s. 2;
  • SOR/86-418, s. 1;
  • SOR/89-267, s. 2;
  • SOR/91-371, s. 2;
  • SOR/2014-297, s. 3.

 Maple syrup may be graded by a grader or the operator. It may also be graded by a person designated by the operator or an employee of a registered establishment under the supervision of a grader or the operator.

  • SOR/91-371, s. 3;
  • SOR/2014-297, s. 4.

PART I.1Registered Establishments

Registration of Establishments

  •  (1) An application for the registration of a sugar bush establishment, a packing establishment or a maple syrup shipper establishment, or for the renewal or the amendment of an existing registration, shall be made to the Director in a form provided by the Agency, accompanied by the applicable fee prescribed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, and shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name, address, including the postal code, telephone number and, if any, facsimile number and electronic mail address of the applicant and of the establishment, where they are different from those of the applicant;

    • (b) whether it is an application for a new registration or for a renewal or an amendment of an existing registration;

    • (c) the existing registration number, if any;

    • (d) whether the establishment is owned by an individual, a partnership, a co-operative or a corporation;

    • (e) the name under which the establishment operates, where the name is different from that of the applicant;

    • (f) the names and titles of all owners, partners, officers and directors of the establishment; and

    • (g) whether the establishment is a sugar bush establishment, a packing establishment or a maple syrup shipper establishment.

  • (2) An application referred to in subsection (1) shall have annexed thereto an outline of a sanitation program for the establishment, indicating

    • (a) the person responsible for carrying out the program;

    • (b) the equipment and chemical agents available for use to bring about and maintain clean and sanitary conditions; and

    • (c) the measures proposed to be taken to ensure clean and sanitary conditions.

  • SOR/81-577, s. 3;
  • SOR/83-424, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-264, s. 2;
  • SOR/91-371, s. 4;
  • SOR/97-302, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 11;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 15.
  •  (1) Where an application referred to in subsection 6(1) is made, the establishment shall be registered if the following conditions are met:

    • (a) the person who is responsible for the operation of the establishment demonstrates to an inspector that he understands the colour-classification and grading requirements of these Regulations;

    • (b) the person who is responsible for the operation of the establishment has at his disposal the equipment necessary to determine the colour and soluble-solids content of maple syrup; and

    • (c) the establishment meets the requirements of these Regulations.

  • (2) Where the conditions set out in subsection (1) are met, the Director shall

    • (a) register the establishment by entering the name of the establishment in the register of registered establishments of the Agency and by assigning a registration number to the establishment; and

    • (b) issue to the operator of the establishment a certificate of registration.

  • (3) Subject to sections 6.3 and 6.4, a certificate of registration shall remain in force for a period of 12 months following the date of issuance.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2000-183, s. 12]

  • SOR/91-371, s. 4;
  • SOR/97-302, s. 3;
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 12;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 15.
  •  (1) The operator shall post and keep posted the certificate of registration issued to the operator under section 6.1 in a conspicuous place in the registered establishment for the period during which the certificate remains in force.

  • (2) A certificate of registration is not assignable or transferable.

  • SOR/91-371, s. 4;
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 38(E).

Suspension of Registration

  •  (1) The Director may suspend the registration of a registered establishment

    • (a) where

      • (i) the establishment does not meet the requirements of the Act or these Regulations,

      • (ii) the operator does not comply with the provisions of the Act or these Regulations, or

      • (iii) it is reasonable to believe that public health will be endangered if the establishment is allowed to continue operating; and

    • (b) where the operator has failed or is unable to take immediate corrective measures to remedy any situation referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (2) No registration shall be suspended under subsection (1) unless

    • (a) an inspector has, at the time of an inspection, notified the operator of the existence of grounds for suspension under paragraph (1)(a);

    • (b) an inspector has provided the operator with a copy of an inspection report prepared by the inspector that sets out the grounds for suspension, the required corrective measures and the dates by which those measures must be implemented in order to avoid suspension and cancellation; and

    • (c) a notice of suspension of registration is delivered to the operator.

  • (3) A suspension of registration under subsection (1) shall remain in effect

    • (a) until the required corrective measures have been taken and have been verified by an inspector; or

    • (b) where a cancellation procedure has been commenced under section 6.4, until resolution of the cancellation issuer.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2002-68, s. 7]

  • SOR/91-371, s. 4;
  • SOR/2002-68, s. 7.
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