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No More Sugar Coating Fake Maple Syrup

Fox 23 News - October 21, 2011

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer want to crackdown on people who mislabel syrup and defraud customers.

The senators introduced a legislation that would make intentionally mislabeling products as "maple syrup" a federal crime, which is currently just a misdemeanor.

"Maple farmers across New York State produce some of the highest quality syrup in the world," said Senator Schumer. "We need to crackdown on individuals trying to pass off fake syrup as the real thing, so that our farmers can compete fair and square. The only thing that should be flowing over mom's pancakes is good, pure, New York maple syrup."

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