FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards are safe to both smell and taste. They are used the world over to train beverage sensory panels as they learn how taints, positive and negative flavours can influence quality and brand expectations.
From the world’s only pharmaceutical facility dedicated to the production of flavour reference standards, FlavorActiV produces its encapsulated flavour references to GMP Pharma Standards. These flavour standards are used directly within liquid foods or beverages to impart a taint, off-note or positive flavour for the purposes of training and maintaining the abilities of professional tasters.
The FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Standards range is constantly expanding to meet the needs of new beverage and non-beverage customers.
FlavorActiV produces its industry leading encapsulated flavours in its state-of-the-art pharma facility designed from the ground up at the direct request of its global customers as they looked to move away from inferior food grade ‘certified flavour standards’ to GMP Pharma, a standard that ensures safe, stable, traceable, consistent and long shelf-life products. The MHRA audited facility is located near Liverpool in the UK.
Once a panel has undergone its initial training the flavour standards are used to maintain their abilities in double blind proficiency testing, supported by FlavorActiVs proprietary taster software.
GMP Flavour Standards are retained in pharaceutical grade blister packaging, protecting them from the environment until they are ready for use.
The Blister Packaging reduces the amount of headspace available for flavour to escape to. Only a small amount of flavour can come out of the capsule, maintaining the overall quality of the flavour standard.
Each flavour standard is retained in its own blister pocket, if you use one flavour standard the rest remain protected from the environment.
Why not use pots?
Polypropylene, PVC and other plastic containers are all semi-porous. They allow small molecules to pass through the packaging allowing contamination and flavour loss of the flavour standard. Pots have a significant ‘head space’ that allows a substantial amount of flavour to escape into the immediate area as a gas, and in order to access a flavour standard the pot lid has to be opened. This risks exposing every flavour standard each time they are used. Flavours can escape and potential contaminants can enter the pot.
Only blister packaged GMP Flavour Standards provide sufficient quality for professional sensory panels to train and validate with.