Sodium Chloride

Associated Sensory Terms:

Salt, Sea Salt, Basic Taste

GMP Flavour Standard

FlavorActiV GMP Pharmaceutical Quality flavour reference standards can be added to alomst any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint that's safe to both smell and taste. The flavour standards 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 pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 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.

Beer Sensory

Cause of Flavour

Salty is a basic taste - it can occur in all beverage types and provides a contribution to the overall taste balance of products.
It can be imparted by the use of flavourings, raw materials and from malt and brewing liquor. Salt can also be deliberately added to the products. Salt can also occur when tank and system cleaning is poor - residual salt from source water and other processes can solidify on the walls of tanks - to be release into other products at a different time.


+ Beer Flavour Wheel Number: 0150 range
+ Flavour level seen: 200mg/l
+ Recommended flavour standard / sensory reference standard of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and the European Brewing Chemists (EBC).

Please note that this is one of several sulphur flavour standards we have, more are available on request.

Coffee Sensory


A fundamental taste factor of which sodium chloride is typical.

FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Reference Standard Bitter has undergone evaluation by the same research team behind the first World Coffee Research Lexicon, and has been approved for inclusion within the latest World Coffee Research Lexicon as a validated coffee flavour reference.

In early 2014, together with two of the coffee industry’s leading organisations, FlavorActiV developed and launched an advanced Calibrating Coffee Sensory Plan to provide cupper training, cupper calibration and coffee tools throughout the coffee supply chain. In 2016 FlavorActiV partnered with World Coffee Research to validate the use of FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Standards as reference standards within WCR's lexicon. FlavorActiV's Bitter is of the 24 validated flavour reference standards.

View all FlavorActiV GMP Coffee Flavour Standards.