New Mezcal certification laboratory opens in Oaxaca

The Ministry of Economy, the Oaxacan Institute of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness (IODEMC) and the National Chamber of Industry of Mezcal (Canaimez) launched a new laboratory for certification, which will expand the options for mezcaleros who wish to certify their product or have other alternatives in terms of quality control.

They noted that the new laboratory has facilities equipped with the latest technology and the ability to certify other beverages such as tequila, sotol, charanda, raicilla, and other distillates.

The Secretary of Economy, Juan Pablo Guzmán Cobian, accompanied by the IODEMC director, Rodrigo Arnaud Bello, attended the extraction, analysis and quality control facilities, where they led the ribbon cutting.

“The mezcal industry is an industry that is strengthening, which is growing in double digits with very positive numbers, with worldwide recognition as a premium drink (…) With initiatives like this, we must continue to strengthen the industry, comply with the highest quality standards, and continue to position (mezcal) worldwide,” said Secretary of Economy.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo Arnaúd Bello said that this new certifying body is an achievement made possible through federal and state investment and, above all, with resources from the private initiative.


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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.