What are the ingredients of the maple syrup?
Maple Syrup is made only of 100% pure maple syrup which is the boiled down sap of the maple trees.
Why does the maple syrup have to be refrigerated?
Pure maple syrup must be refrigerated after the opening of the bottle as it does not contain any preservatives.
Is formaldehyde used in the processing of your maple syrup?
We do not use formaldehyde in the processing of our pure maple syrup.
As part of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) safety program at our facility we also conduct random testing to detect the possible presence of formaldehyde in maple syrup. Since we have implemented this practice in 2000, we have never detected levels of formaldehyde in our pure maple syrup that were above the regulated levels.
In regards to formaldehyde, this substance was historically used in the industry but has been banned for several years. It is illegal for farmers to use this product and heavy financial penalties are in place to discourage its use. Furthermore, given the importance of the maple syrup industry to Quebec, pure maple syrup production is closely monitored by several government agencies within our province. As part of their functions these Agencies are responsible for the random testing of syrup to detect the presence of formaldehyde.