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Study Tour - Fusel - 4-12 September 2004
In 2004 the Administration for Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and European Commission established a workgroup to clarify whether fusel oil should be considered as an index of hygiene or flavour. Following the establishment of this group, a small expert group consisting of relevant technical experts was invited to Europe to discuss fusil oil issues with the European Commission and industry. Technical positions on the fusel oil issue were exchanged, understanding of quality control in distilled spirit production was enhanced and the necessity for further technical cooperation and research was agreed.