14. Ice cider produced by a holder must be made from apples grown by the holder and the pressing of the apples and subsequent stages of the production process must take place at the holder’s establishment.
Despite the foregoing, a holder of a cider maker permit may subcontract the pressing of his or her apples in Québec for the purposes of producing an ice cider, provided that no juice concentration or freezing is performed during such pressing and that a traceability system be implemented and maintained, in respect of the apples used by the permit holder to make all of the holder’s ice cider, between the raw material and the finished product certified by an accredited certification body, approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
In addition, the permit holder may make ice cider by using no more than 50% of Québec apples not grown by the permit holder.
O.C. 1096-2008, s. 14; O.C. 1160-2012, s. 7.