Department of Agriculture - Maple Syrup - Packaging and fill.

Published: 2017-09-02

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(A) Except as specified in paragraph (B) of this rule, all packaging shall be:

(1) Made of food grade materials;

(2) Clean prior to filling and free of water at the time of filling;

(3) Free from rust on food contact surfaces and not contain any substances or be constructed from any material which could damage either the color or flavor of maple syrup;

(4) Constructed with an air tight closing mechanism;

(5) Filled with not less than ninety per cent of their capacity.

(B) Canning containers designed for reuse shall be washed and sanitized prior to refilling. Closures shall not be reused.