Maple 101

7 Reasons to Choose Maple Products from Québec

They’re 100% pure and contain vitamins and minerals. No wonder Maple Products
from Québec are in constant demand around the world, all year round and in an impressive variety of formats.
Did you know that Maple Products from Québec are guaranteed to be in good supply throughout the year?
That’s because of our World Reserve of Maple Syrup.

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




Steady Supply


Easy substitution


The Benefits of Choosing Maple Products from Québec



Unique flavour


Industrial quality


Ecological wealth



A natural sugar

Consumer demand for natural 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 polyphenols.

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


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.



Maple Products in Bulk 

You can purchase maple syrup in bulk, organic or classic, in all colour grades from FPAQ, authorized
buyers and maple producers. Other maple products such as sugar and butter can be bought in bulk
from several suppliers. These products are ready for packaging, and are standardized to your
company’s most demanding specifications.

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


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


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 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

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

Les Industries Bernard et Fils Ltée

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

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

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


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

Fact sheets

Find technical and commercial fact sheets from the
Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec online, as follows:

Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple water in bulk  |  PDF
Maple water in small containers  |  PDF
Maple Sugar  |  PDF


As well as the following Nutrition Facts tables:

Maple Water in bulk  |  PDF
Maple Spread  |  PDF
Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple Taffy  |  PDF


And the following sales sheets :

Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple Water  |  PDF
Maple Sugar  |  PDF

In order to obtain the editable sale sheets in order to promote Quebec maple products, please communicate: Cathy Petitjean, Administrative Technician. E-mail: 

Nutritional labelling

We have various Nutrition Facts tables for Québec maple syrup and its derivative products,
in accordance with Canadian food regulations. 

Bilingual Nutrition Labels  |  PDF

For import-export, please refer to the national regulations of other countries.

Promotional materials

Maple Products from Québec offers the following package
of promotional materials for the USA market:

Infographics on the health benefits of Maple Products from Québec and from Canada

Long Version  |  PDF
Banner Version  |  PDF


Web Site — United States

Promotional materials

Maple Products from Québec offers the following package
of promotional materials for the Japan market:

Regulations on the labelling of food
products in Japan

In French  |  PDF
In Japanese  |  PDF



Information for
Japanese importers

In Japanese  |  PDF



Information about
NAPSI-certified Maple Water

In Japanese  |  PDF


Recipe booklets
for the Japan market


Baking Recipes  |  PDF
Recipes published in Croissant magazine  |  PDF



Recipes  2012  |  PDF
Recipes  2009  |  PDF
Recipes  2008  |  PDF
Recipes  2007  |  PDF
Recipes  2006  |  PDF
Recipes  2005  |  PDF


Web Site  — Japan


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 QSMP authorized purchaser. In this way, you can make your bulk maple syrup acquisition
directly from a producer. Please contact Guillaume Provost, (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 QSMP. 
From mid-July to about the end of March, bulk maple syrup may be acquired from the World Reserve 
managed by QSMP. For more details, contact Guillaume Provost 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: 
Guillaume Provost, Coordinator — Business Relations with Buyers
Phone: 1 (855) 679-7021, extension 8290