(A) All packaging shall be:
(1) Except as specified in paragraph (B) of this rule, clean prior to filling, and free of water at the time of filling;
(2) Free from rust on food contact surfaces and not contain any substances or be constructed from any material which could damage either the color or flavor of maple syrup;
(3) Constructed with an air tight closing mechanism;
(4) Filled with not less than ninety per cent of their capacity.
(B) Canning containers designed for reuse shall be washed and sanitized prior to refilling. Closures shall not be reused.