Selling Fake Maple Syrup Could Soon Land You In Jail

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New York senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer want to crack down on fraudulent maple syrup sellers.The pair are co-sponsoring a bill that would make mislabeling the product a felony, one that carries a five-year prison sentence, according to the Times Union.

Real maple syrup retails for around $45 to $50 a gallon.

The proposed law, dubbed the the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement, or MAPLE Act, comes in the wake of an FDA investigation that found a Rhode Island man was packaging and selling cane sugar syrup, which is worth about 2% of the value of true maple syrup.

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