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Regulations

Did you know that in Quebec a maple producer can sell directly to consumers its maple syrup in small containers without having a production quota?

Production Overview

Quebec is home to 11,300 maple syrup producers who operate in 7,400 businesses with quotas. They are proud to produce Quebec’s “liquid gold” and to contribute some $800 million annually to Canada’s economy.

Revision of the Canadian Organic Standard

July 18, 2019

Since late summer 2018, the organic farming sector has been bustling with activities to review the entire set of requirements for certifying organic products in Canada. The Canadian Organic Standard ...

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Outstanding 2019 harvest

June 12, 2019

159 millions pounds of maple syrup A late spring and cold temperatures did not interfere with Mother Nature's generosity. This year Quebec's 7,400 maple syrup businesses harvested more than 159 milli...

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Serge Beaulieu re-elected as president of the PPAQ

June 10, 2019

A 7th term for Serge Beaulieu A presidential election was on the agenda of the 2019 annual general meeting of the PPAQ, as is the case every two years. Serge Beaulieu was re-elected without oppositi...

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Production

Maple syrup is only produced in North America and mainly in Quebec. Maple syrup producers in Quebec have developed unique know-how and technology allowing them to improve production conditions and improve the quality of their maple syrup.

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Quality

Quebec is the only place in the world where maple syrup delivered in barrels is systematically inspected by an independent company. Every year, quality inspectors check, inspect, and grade over 250,000 barrels of maple syrup.

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Marketing

Since 1989, the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has managed a Joint Plan regulating the production and marketing of maple syrup in Quebec.

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Quebec produces 72%
of the world’s maple syrup.

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Quebec produced 159 million pounds
of maple syrup in 2019.

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Quebec’s maple syrup industry contributes
$800 million annually to Canada’s GDP.

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