Leahy, a Democrat, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement Act. Sanders is a cosponsor of the legislation.
From Leahy's press release about the legislation:
The MAPLE Act creates a felony offense carrying a five-year maximum penalty for fraudulently selling maple syrup that is not, in fact, maple syrup. Under current law, the sale of this fraudulent maple syrup is only a misdemeanor offense carrying only on a one-year penalty. Vermont U.S. Attorney Tris Coffin recently sought an indictment against a Rhode Island man who, as revealed by a Food and Drug Administration investigation, was selling cane sugar-based syrup as “maple” syrup.