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SECTION 160-U
Manufacture, distribution and sale of maple syrup and sugar
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 13-D
§ 160-u. Manufacture, distribution and sale of maple syrup and sugar.
a. Definitions:

(1) "Maple sap" means the sap or sweet water obtained by tapping the
maple tree.

(2) "Maple syrup" means syrup made exclusively by the evaporation of
pure maple sap.

(3) "Maple sugar" means sugar made exclusively by the evaporation of
pure maple syrup.

(4) "Grade" shall mean the standards for maple syrup or maple sugar
promulgated by the commissioner of agriculture and markets, as the
official grades of maple syrup or maple sugar for the state of New York.

b. Every consumer package of maple syrup offered or exposed for sale
shall be plainly marked as to the grade.

c. Advertising. Any person who uses roadside signs within the state or
who uses publications printed or distributed within the state to
advertise maple syrup and who quotes a price therein, shall specify the
grade of the syrup in a plain and conspicuous manner.

d. The commissioner of agriculture and markets shall promulgate after
public hearing, rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of
this statute.