The new law sets standards on how much sugar must be in syrup in order for it to be considered pure. It took effect immediately upon the governor's signature Monday."
According to the report, the bill was advanced by the Maine Maple Producers. The purpose of the bill, as per The Maine Farm Bureau was to help protect Maine's maple syrup industry.
"Maple sugar producers say that if there's too much sugar in syrup, it can crystallize shortly after sale. The new law helps to ensure that when someone buys 'pure maple syrup,' that's what they're getting," reported AP.