CO2 Sensory

CO2 Sensory

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global CO2 flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and off-notes in CO2, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

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FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The tea flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 12 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the CO2 industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest CO2 Flavour Library and Lexicon as important CO2 flavour reference standards.

Bruised Apples, Emulsion Paint
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Sweetcorn, Cooked Veg, Creamed Corn
Dimethyl Sulphide
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Rotten Eggs, Sulphidic
Hydrogen Sulphide
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Drains / Butane Gas
Drains, Leek-like, Rotten Veg
Mercaptan Ethaniol
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Rotten Vegetables
Dimethyl Disulphide
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Dimethyl Trisulphide
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Chemical, Polystyrene, Burning Plastic
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Diesel / Motor Fuel
Heavy Solvent, Gasoline, Petroleum
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Nail Varnish
Acetone, Estery
Ethyl Acetate
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Mouldy, Rotten Fruit
Ethyl Isovalerate
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Plastic, Polystyrene, Chemical
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Rancid, Fish Oil, Cod Liver Oil
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CO2 Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's GMP CO2 Flavour Standards. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular CO2 proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.

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