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Maple Products

The Maple Program implements the Vermont Maple Law and Regulations that establish quality standards and food safety and labeling requirements for pure maple syrup and other maple products. Program staff conduct periodic inspection of maple products sold at retail locations, respond to consumer complaints, and provide technical assistance to producers and packers regarding regulatory requirements.

Maple Program contact: Tucker Diego / office: (802) 828-2433

Maple Law and Regulations

Title 6 Chapter 32: Maple Products (6 V.S.A. Chapter 32)

Maple Product Regulations (C.V.R. 20-211-002)

Maple Dealer and Processor License

The following licenses are required for any person who annually purchases the minimum amount of maple syrup for the purpose of packaging for resale, processing into associated products, or for resale in bulk. Licensing is not required for persons who purchase less than 1,000 gallons of maple syrup annually. Additionally, this license does not apply to sugar makers who process and pack their own maple syrup.

  • Dealers: This license applies to any person who annually purchases between 1,000 and 2,500 gallons of maple syrup.
  • Processors: This license applies to any person who annually purchases 2,500 gallons or more of maple syrup.

Application form: Maple Dealer-Processor License Application Form (PDF)

License renewals due by: July 1st annually

Maple Product Inspections

Maple Product Inspection Procedures

Maple Retail Inspection Results (Jan. 2024 - May 2024)

Maple Retail Inspection Results (Dec. 2022 - Dec. 2023)

Maple Retail Inspection Results (January June 2022)

Maple Retail Inspection Results (January – May 2021)


UVM Extension Maple Program

IMSI 2015 - Good Manufacturing Practices to Avoid Lead Contamination of Maple Syrup

Agricultural Products Suspected Violation Form

Use this form to report a suspected food safety or consumer protection violation:

Agricultural Products Suspected Violation Form