Lawmakers’ support sought for new maple gradingThe Associated Press | February 14,2013WESTFIELD — Vermont lawmakers are once again considering whether the state should adopt a new international grading system designed to help consumers when they buy maple syrup.
The grades were designed by the International Maple Syrup Institute.
All syrup sold at retail would carry a Grade A label, followed by a color and flavor descriptor. From lightest to darkest these new grades would be: golden color and delicate taste; amber color and rich taste; dark color and robust taste; very dark color and strong taste.
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