FlavorActiV To Improve Flavour Standard Range

FlavorActiV To Improve Flavour Standard Range

FlavorActiV to expand and improve flavour standard range in partnership with Quay Pharma

Taster management specialist FlavorActiV is improving the quality and range of its flavour standard products through a new partnership with specialist pharmaceutical manufacturer Quay Pharma.

The improved product range, which will be available around early 2012, are manufactured to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) pharmaceutical grade production standard – a requirement demanded by an increasing number of FlavorActiV’s global brewer and beverage customers and in excess of ISO 17025 industry standards. The flavours will be supplied in pharmaceutical grade packaging to ensure product quality, consistency and performance.

FlavorActiV has its own brand new purpose built, dedicated production and analytical area within Quay Pharma’s pharmaceutical production facility in Flintshire, north Wales.  A FlavorActiV-trained and managed expert panel will be available for sensory analysis and validation of flavour standards, as well as significant laboratory analytical equipment use.

The Quay Pharma facility and team in Flintshire, north Wales

Flavour standards are an essential tool in FlavorActiV’s core business of taster management: recruiting and training in-house tasting panels for its customers and then validating panel members’ tasting skills regularly to ensure drinks quality is maintained. Their flavour standards replicate the flavours generated by common faults in the production process and are supplied as capsules which dissolve rapidly to add the required flavour to a liquid such as beer.

As well as being used by tasting panels trained and validated by FlavorActiV, the products are widely used in the beverage industry in laboratory analysis of flavour issues.

Richard Boughton, FlavorActiV managing director, said: “Our move to Quay Pharma allows us to make a quantum leap in the quality of the products and services we offer customers, not just for beer but for beverage sensory needs. It delivers not just improvements in our existing products, but also in the stability of the flavours in our existing products, as well as the additional quality of pharmaceutical grade packaging. In addition, there is scope for further flavour innovation in the products we can offer customers.

“The use of a GMP-certified partner brings further improvements to the traceability and supply of these products, which our customers can see first-hand as we are conducting visits to our production facility.”

He added, “Our aim has always been to provide our clients with the best-trained, most rigorously-validated tasting panels and these new flavours will help us to achieve this.”

Soft Drink FlavorFiles

Soft Drink FlavorFiles

Our Soft Drink Flavour Standards can help you develop your ability to detect certain flavour notes found in beverages. To help with this learning we have updated our Soft Drink FlavorFiles. The FlavorFiles will guide you through the best techniques for tasting and will also explain the flavours’ importance and origins. To download the Soft Drink FlavorFiles please click here, or visit our Resources section where you will also find Beer Flavour Standards FlavourFiles and Water Flavour Standards FlavorFiles.

IBD Asia Pacific Convention.

IBD Asia Pacific Convention.

From the 25th to the 30th of March one of our Taster Management Advisers, Evelyne Canterrane, will be in Melbourne Australia to attend the 32nd IDB Asia Pacific Convention.  During this convention Evelyne will be giving a presentation about Global Beer Tasting Opportunities.  The IBD Institute focuses on educatuion, especially in the sciences of brewing, fermentation and distilling. If you have any questions about the IBD Asia Pacific Convention please contact Evelyne here.

New updated Beer Flavour Standards FlavorFiles

New updated Beer Flavour Standards FlavorFiles

In an attempt to improve the service we provide, we have recently updated all the Beer Flavour Standards FlavorFiles. In the FlavorFiles you will able to find out the flavour is important to beer, its origins and advice on the best ways to detect the different flavours.

You will be able to find our new Beer Flavour Standards FlavorFiles under our resource section, or alternatively download the FlavorFiles here.