Sugaring Operations Certification


If the operation uses any lead-containing equipment which contacts sap or syrup, such as galvanized buckets or storage tanks, lead soldered pans, and/or a bronze gear pump to transfer syrup, the inspector will open a randomly selected container (barrel or retail unit) and take a sample for analysis.

The cost of analysis will be about $30 and will be paid by the producer. If the results are less than 250ppb, no points will be deducted; if the results exceed the VT State limit of 250ppb, the operation cannot be certified.