CANADA/USA: Vermont sounds alarm over maple syrup additives
New evidence suggests maple syrup producers in Quebec, Canada, are continuing to use the banned chemical paraformaldehyde, which is used to disinfect the hole in the tree and extend by several weeks the time that sap can be tapped. A survey of 50 mostly large-scale producers by Health Canada revealed 21 producers using the chemical. Officials are now considering prosecutions - fines can be up to CAN$50,000.
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