Department of Agriculture - Exempt Maple Syrup and Sorghum Processors and Beekeepers: Standards and Rules - Bulk containers.


Published: 2017-09-02

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Barrels, drums, and other similar bulk containers used to store or ship maple syrup, honey, or sorghum shall:

(A) Be made of food grade materials;

(B) Be in good condition and constructed to provide an easily cleanable surface;

(C) Be cleaned and sanitized prior to filling, and free of water at the time of filling; and

(D) Not be used if it has:

(1) Previously contained a chemical or other hazardous material including lead or lead based paint;

(2) A food-contact surface that is rusted; or

(3) Lead solder on the food-contact surface.