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.”