Are you in Compliance with Ontario Maple Product Regulations?
Teresa Ferreira, Regulatory and Standards Coordinator
After consultation with the industry, a number of regulatory amendments came into effect on January 1, 2016. Maple producers were granted a two year transition period to come into compliance with the amended regulatory requirements.
The two year transition period is coming to an end, and on January 1, 2018 producers must be in compliance with all regulatory requirements, including the following:
Under the revised regulations use of the taste descriptor (Delicate, Rich, Robust, Strong) is optional.
Ontario Regulation 119/11 (O. Reg 119/11) Produce, Honey and Maple Products, under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 (FSQA), sets out requirements for grading, packaging, labelling, transportation, advertising and sale of maple products in Ontario.
These regulatory changes support the sector's growth, improve food safety, promote consistency in the marketplace, and strengthen the consumer's ability to make informed buying decisions.
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