Laboratory - Scientific Services Division

Nonbeverage Products Laboratory (NPL)

The National Laboratory Center is a state-of-the-art-facility in Beltsville, MD, which houses the Beverage Alcohol, Nonbeverage Products and Tobacco Laboratories. These laboratories provide the Bureau with scientific and technical support.

The Nonbeverage Products Laboratory analyzes and evaluates nonbeverage alcohol products including:

  • Drawback evaluation
  • Imported nonbeverage alcohol products for excise tax determination
  • Specially Denatured Alcohol formula evaluation
  • Flavor verification for the Advertising, Labeling, and Formulation Division (ALFD) of TTB for flavors used in alcoholic beverages


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Nonbeverage Products Laboratory
Telephone: 240-264-1591


Page last reviewed/updated: 12/17/2014

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