The Vermont Statutes Online
The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.
§ 491. Adulteration; filtration
(a) No person shall manufacture, package, sell, offer for sale, deliver, or in any way possess any maple product which is adulterated within the meaning of 18 V.S.A. § 4059.
(b) Maple syrup which is produced, packaged, handled, or sold in this State shall not be bleached or lightened in color by artificial means except by simple filtration through cloth or paper, through a filter press, or through food grade diatomaceous earth with a filter press to remove suspended solids. The Secretary may by rule approve other methods of filtration. The Secretary is authorized to approve specific applications of new technologies for time limited experimental usage. (Added 1981, No. 235 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1985, No. 241 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1997, No. 29, § 1, eff. May 15, 1997; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)