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Cider Makers of all sizes across the UK are faced with a significant level of technical and legislative requirements to meet the standards set by regulators.

NACM and its members have a dedicated Technical Committee, forming a panel of experts, who focus on two main areas:

  • Technical requirements
    • Cider makers are required to provide accurate information for finished ciders. This can include alcohol content, juice content, and some may choose to declare calorie or other nutritional information.
  • Legislative requirements
    • Many cider makers need additional support to meet the requirements of HMRC, Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies. NACM will provide confidential support for any UK cider maker on request.
    • Many home cider makers would like the opportunity to sell their cider.  Here is a brief guide to what is required – Setting up a cider business *Updated March 2021
    • If you would like guidance on how to label your cider please take a look at our guide  Cider Labelling Guide

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We offer a dedicated support line for all cider makers in the UK, regardless of your membership status

If you have any technical related enquiries, require support or advice, please contact us on the form at the bottom of the page.

Latest Technical News

Setting up to sell your cider/perry – new guide

Setting up to sell your cider/perry – new guide

To comply with legislation there are a number of things you must do before you start selling your cider in the UK*.  NACM has put together a brief guide which leads you to the information and forms you may need to become registered.  The guide can be downloaded from...

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