901:3-45-01 Voluntary grades and standards.

(A) The following grades and their corresponding standards are adopted by the Ohio department of agriculture for use by producers and processors of maple syrup. For the purpose of this rule %Tc means the percent light transmission measured with a spectrophotometer using matched square optical cells having a ten millimeter light path at a wavelength of five hundred sixty nanometers, with the color values expressed in percent of light transmission as compared to analytical reagent glycerol fixed at one hundred percent transmission.

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(B) Any commercial color determining kit that provides an analysis of clarity and color comparable to that obtained by a spectrophotometer may be used to determine the grade listed on a label; however, in any dispute over the accuracy of a grade claim, a spectrophotometer shall be used to determine grade.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 06/10/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3715.24
Rule Amplifies: 3715.24 , 3715.25 , 3715.59 , 3715.60
Prior Effective Dates: 5-1-98; 2-15-04