ACL studies the chemical and microbiological quality of alcoholic beverages, spirits and other products containing alcohol. At regular intervals, the laboratory also rechecks Alko’s standard selection products.
Listed products are re-analysed when changes have occurred – for example, a wine is analysed when the vintage changes. The objective of continuous quality control is to ensure product safety and the accuracy of product information. If no changes occur in a product, it will be re-analysed in accordance with our quality control programme, which is based on risk assessment.
Quality control enhances product safety, but it also reduces product returns, since customers do not receive faulty products. Producers have developed their production processes as a response to Alko’s systematic quality control, and this has improved the products. Alko’s laboratory is the oldest and largest alcohol control laboratory in the Nordic countries.
Alko’s quality control operations are more extensive than what is required by law. If deficiencies are found in a product’s safety, it will not be approved for sale. The importer has the greatest responsibility for product safety.
FINAS Finnish Accreditation Service has verified the competence and independence of ACL. The scope of accreditation
of the laboratory covers the chemical testing of spirits, other beverages containing alcohol and technochemical products. The laboratory meets the requirements of the SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
Alcohol Control Laboratory ACL:
Street and postal address: Salmisaarenaukio 1, Helsinki, FIN-00181, Finland
Office tel. +358 20 711 5808
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