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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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I when through a small craft fair in Ontario the other day, and noticed one vender was selling maple syrup that was not graded, have nutrition labels or address of who have made it..

This just got me thinking, I follow all the labelling and grading requirements of Ontaio, but have as yet sold any at a framers market or craft fair.

Now to my question, do need to register to sell within Ontario, Plus get inspected by the food saftey personal? (although no big deal as I follow all the regulation for bottling, labelling and am not running a sugarbush restaurant)
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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:53 PM
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You do not need to be licensed or inspected but do need to follow provincial guidelines for both labeling and grading. Inspectors will visit markets, stores, and even farm gate stands at random to check the packaging and will often buy some for testing at a lab.
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I sell at some farmer's markets, but I'm pretty sure you don't need the nutritional info. I put it on to educate the consumer.

One thing I'd like to see changed is right now the person who packages it has to put their name on the product. I find people who do it, lie about making it, and I don't like it and like most people who shop at farmer's markets, they don't like resellers. I will only sell my product and when it's gone it gone, same with my veggies. Some shoppers say they'd get it at the grocery store if they knew what was bought in and sold. But this is just my opinion.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 10:22 PM
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there are some minimum information needed to sell any syrup in Canada
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regula...ge-5.html#h-12
every province could add more requirements, but those are minimum
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