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7 Reasons to Choose Maple Products from Québec

More and more, consumers are looking for processed products with better sweeteners in them.
What could be better than Maple Products from Québec? They're 100% natural, with the
added bonus of vitamins and minerals. Industrial-use maple syrup is specially reserved for food
processing purposes, and comes at a very affordable price.

Here are just some of the benefits of going with Maple Products from Québec.

01

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

02

Steady Supply

03

Easy substitution

DISCOVER

The Benefits of Choosing Maple Products from Québec
04

PRACTICAL FORMATS

05

Unique flavour

06

Industrial quality

07

Ecological wealth

01 HEALTH AND WELLBEING

01  THE BENEFITS OF MAPLE

A natural, unprocessed sugar, with benefits that people want

Consumer demand for natural, healthy, and minimally processed foods has been rising exponentially
for many years now. Maple Products from Québec are 100% pure, placing them at the heart of
this trend. Constituted of one ingredient—maple sap—they contain no artificial dyes or flavouring
and no preservatives. Conversely, maple products contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

02 Steady Supply

02  STEADY SUPPLY

Guaranteed supply and constant quality

Thanks to the World Reserve of Maple Syrup, a 100% Québec initiative, supply is guaranteed all year round.
So is the taste of our maple syrup, produced at the rate of some 200,000 barrels each year in Québec and
uthenticated by our “maple sommeliers.” All these barrels of maple syrup are also inspected and graded
by an independent organization.

03 Easy substitution

03  EASY SUBSTITUTION

A substitute for other sugars

For most recipes, maple syrup can easily be used to replace an equal amount of sugar. To substitute
for a cup of sugar, just reduce the quantity to 60 ml (¼ cup) of liquid in the recipe. If syrup is to be used
to replace a liquid sweetener like honey or agave syrup, just keep the quantity the same.

04 PRACTICAL FORMATS

04  PRACTICAL FORMATS

A wide range of formats 

From bulk sizes to small containers for restaurants, there’s a great variety of formats on offer
from the many packagers of Maple Products from Québec who supply through FPAQ.

05 Unique flavour

05  UNIQUE FLAVOUR

Unrivalled taste, unrivalled pleasure

Maple Products from Québec are rich in the much-heralded fifth taste—umami. 
That’s why they enhance the taste of foods to which they’re added, 
and are sought by the greatest chefs in the world.

06 Industrial quality

06  INDUSTRIAL QUALITY

Industrial-grade maple syrup at an excellent price

This maple syrup is made exclusively for the processing market, due to its organoleptic characteristics,
and at a more favourable price.

07 Ecological wealth

07  ECOLOGICAL WEALTH

Unexpected environmental benefits

In Québec, the 34 million maple trees in production provide environmental goods and services essential
to human well-being. The monetary value of these goods and services amounts to 1 Billion dollars
(Canadian) per year.

The maple stands in operation are protected by the Loi québécoise sur la protection du territoire et des activités agricoles.
Each individual who chooses maple products contributes to not only ensuring the sustainability of these maple trees 
and their environment benefits, but also to increasing the area of natural forests under production.

 

 

 

 

 

Products and suppliers


Buy Maple Products from Québec

Select the maple product you wish to get a customized list of providers and their contact information.
To buy maple syrup by the barrel and/or NAPSI-certified maple water, consult, respectively, 
the Buy Maple Syrup from Québec in Bulk page, and the napsi.ca web site.

27 suppliers

Ferme Vifranc Inc.

163, Petit rang du Nord
Saint-Pamphile (Québec) G0R 3X0
Kevin Pelletier
1 418 356-3312
Cachère MK

Fruit d'érable

473, route de l'Église
Saint-Pierre-Baptiste (Québec) G0P 1K0
Yvon Gingras
1 418 453-2288

L.B. Maple Treat Corporation

1037, boul. Industriel
Granby (Québec) J2J 2B8
Claude Champagne
1 450 777-4464
BRC FOOD

La Ferme Martinette

1728, chemin Martineau
Coaticook (Québec) J1A 2S5
Lisa Nadeau
1 819 849-7089

La Ferme Martinette

1728, chemin Martineau
Coaticook (Québec) J1A 2S5
Lisa Nadeau
1 819 849-7089

Les Douceurs de l'Érable Brien

618, chemin de la Grande Ligne
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle (Québec) J0E 2B0
Martyne Lessard
1 450 539-1475
BRC FOODCachère MK

Les Industries Bernard et Fils Ltée

104, rue Industrielle du boisé
Saint-Victor (Québec) G0M 2B0
Martin Bernard
1 418 588-6109
BRC FOODCachère MK

Les productions agricoles Beaudry limitée

101-C rue du Parc
Saint-Patrick-de-Beaurivage (Québec) G0S 1B0
Christian Beaudry
1 418 683-5966

Les Produits de l'érable du Grand Nord

331, rue Principale
Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley (Québec) G0M 1V0
Paule Veilleux
1 418 485-7777
BRC FOODCachère U

Classification guidelines


The new government regulations for the classification of maple syrup are now in effect.
This new grading regime separates maple syrup into two categories and four colour classes.

As of December 13, 2016, maple products for export are labelled in accordance with the
new classification system. Containers of maple syrup for sale in Québec, however, may display
grading by the old or new regulations. Maple producers who sell only in Québec
have until December 2017 to change the labelling of their products
to reflect the new classification system.
Grade A 
Grade A maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap, does not ferment,
is clear and uniform in colour, is free of objectionable odor or taste,
and has a maple flavour characteristic of its colour class.
Processing Grade
Processing Grade maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap,
ut it does not qualify for Grade A. 

 

 

Classification maple products  |  PDF

Certifications


Maple Products - Special Certifications

There are a number of different certifications for Maple Products from Québec, each attesting to
a particular mode of production and all affirming their superior quality. 

Organic Kosher NAPSI Other

Buy maple syrup


BuIk maple syrup is available for purchase all year round.
There are three options to choose from, depending on your needs:

Buy at Harvest Time
To claim a small or large quantity of maple syrup at the time of harvest, we recommend
you become an FPAQ authorized purchaser. In this way, you can make your bulk maple syrup acquisition
directly from a producer. Please contact David Tougas, (coordinates below), 
to get started on the purchase authorization process.
Buy When Needed
Buying unfiltered maple syrup in bulk from time to time should be done through the FPAQ. 
From mid-July to about the end of March, bulk maple syrup may be acquired from the World Reserve 
managed by FPAQ. For more details, contact David Tougas at the coordinates below.
Buy on a Regular Basis
Purchasing bulk maple syrup regularly should be done through an authorized buyer.
This would mean that your maple syrup is filtered and standardized according to your
company’s tender specifications. Consult the list of authorized buyers
in the Products and Suppliers section.

 

Any questions about the purchase of bulk maple syrup may be addressed to: 
David Tougas, Coordinator — Business Relations with Buyers
Phone: 1 (855) 679-7021, extension 8290
Email: dtougas@upa.qc.ca