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Vt holds public meetings on maple grading changes

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Maple syrup producers will get a chance to weigh in on whether Vermont should do away with the term fancy for its maple syrup.

The proposed changes to the maple grading system would unify the classification system across the United States and Canada.

Vermont's syrup would go from Grade A Fancy to "Golden Delicate." Grade A Medium Amber would be called "Amber Rich."

Supporters say the new standards would give consumers a better description of what they're buying.

Meetings are planned on Wednesday at the South Woodstock Fire Station and Thursday at the Lamoille Union Tech Center in Hyde Park. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.