S.1742 - Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 10/20/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/20/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6875-6876) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1742 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/20/2011)
Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement Act of 2011 or the MAPLE Act - Prohibits knowingly and willfully introducing or delivering for introduction into interstate commerce a product that is labeled as maple syrup but that is not maple syrup, unless the product's label includes a clear identification of the product's true nature.
Defines "maple syrup" to mean a liquid food: (1) that is derived by concentration and heat treatment of the sap of a species of tree in the genus Acer or by solution in water of maple sugar made from such sap, (2) that is not less than 66% by weight of soluble solids derived solely from such sap, and (3) the concentration of which may be adjusted by adding water.