Flavor Alert: Where’s the Maple?
September 26th, 2016
Confused? You are not alone.
The maple industry as well as several lawmakers from maple producing states have urged the FDA to investigate misleading maple food labels and pursue tougher enforcement action, saying there is “compelling evidence of widespread intentional misrepresentation in the labeling of maple products.”
Here are a few products that have been called out by maple syrup producers as well as some that have been challenged in court:
Until the sticky maple labeling situation gets sorted out, there is one good thing to know. If you want to smear some butter along with maple syrup on your pancakes, the product you use must be made from 100 percent butter to be called “butter.” Whew.