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Flavour Manager Regulation

Major update of 1334/2008 Annex 1 (Union List)

Two new pieces of legislation arrived at the end of September, modifying the European Union’s positive list of permitted substances in flavourings! It has a significant impact on flavour suppliers and users. Naturally, we’ve performed our magic: the appropriate changes have been made in Flavour Manager databases and no action is required from our users to remain compliant ๐ŸŒŸ

โœ… 25 substances from the Union List were previously restricted in finished products, awaiting further evaluation since the original text was published. This evaluation having taken place, it was concluded that the substances do not raise safety concerns for the consumer. The restrictions have therefore been lifted.

โ›” 22 substances from the Union List, which were not restricted in finished products, have on the contrary been banned. Indeed, their evaluation had been pending since the publication of the initial law text, and had to be updated within a certain timeframe. As this deadline has passed, the Commission has, as expected, removed these substances from the Union List.

Find out here how Flavour Manager can help you, whether you are a flavour supplier or user.

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Flavour Manager Regulation

Use of flavourings: be aware of the regulations of their carriers and solvents!

Flavourings often contain carriers that are regulated and must not exceed certain limits in the finished product. This creates a dual responsibility for flavour companies to inform their customers of the proportions of these carriers in the flavour, and for the food and beverage industry to ensure that the limits are respected to protect their consumers.
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For example, propylene glycol, which is widely used as a solvent in flavourings, must not be present at more than 3 g/kg in foodstuffs, and 1 g/l in beverages, either alone or in combination with triethyl citrate, diacetin and/or triacetin.
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Media

Alcohol in children’s brioches?

๐ŸŽฌ Our partner Quentin answers questions from Food Checking (Le Parisien): why is there alcohol in DooWap brioches? ๐Ÿค”
๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch the report on Youtube (in French)

Alcohol is a very common flavour carrier as it is an excellent solvent for our aromatic raw materials. It is therefore commonly used in many foodstuffs. Since a flavour is a very intense ingredient, the potential alcohol present is often very low in our food and beverages.

In most cases, flavour carriers have no technological role in the finished product and are therefore not declared. But what about buns and bakery products, where alcohol may appear in the list of ingredients?

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Corporate Events

QR Flavour Solutions becomes Your Flavourist! ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

Goodbye QR Flavour Solutions. Hello Your Flavourist!

Your Flavourist is first and foremost you and our desire to be at Your service! We exist for you, our clients, our partners and our students.

Your Flavourist is the expertise of a consultant Flavourist. Being experts in taste is our job, nothing more, nothing less. It’s what we do, and we’re not afraid to say it: we do it well!

Your Flavourist is therefore an independent and expert consultant that you don’t need to hire.

Your Flavourist is also a new logo, reflecting our creativity and seriousness.

Your Flavourist is at last a new website that presents :

๐Ÿ‘‰ our services: taste formulation, flavour language and evaluation, flavour creation, training and education, Flavour Manager

๐Ÿ‘‰ our resources: our two partners Quentin and Paul and our own R&D lab in the heart of Paris

๐Ÿ‘‰ our news: a blog in French and English

Finally, on a more personal note, Your Flavourist is the happiness of an adventure shared between our two partners, it is a passion that they are lucky enough to live. And we hope that this passion, in one way or another, can be passed on to you!

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Our lab

Our own lab is open! And it’s in Paris ๐Ÿคฉ

We’re super happy and super proud to introduce…
OUR LAB IN PARIS! – a major step forward for our company! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡

We have just opened our own R&D lab, fully equipped for flavour development and to support the F&B projects of our clients! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

The place is ideally located in Paris 17, close to the Saint-Lazare station, it is very accessible by transport and enjoys a pleasant and lively neighbourhood life.

๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ We have knocked down and renovated everything, to offer modern, clean spaces, suited to receiving our clients and hosting training sessions for up to six people!

Do not hesitate to come and see us, we will welcome you with great pleasure ๐Ÿ˜€

Visit the dedicated page on our website.

And discover the lab in the video below:

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Education

Our students are amazing! – CAFESENS ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰

Yesterday we were at the presentation of CAFESENS, the end-of-year project of the students of ISIPCA, where our partner Quentin teaches.

We were able to taste the final version of their flavoured beer BISTRO, with a French Coffee cocktail taste, a total success! ๐Ÿป

Passing on our passion for taste and flavours, spreading our know-how, is a strong commitment for us and it is always a great pleasure.

Thank you and congratulations to the students, have a good professional journey, we’ll see you again! ๐Ÿ‘‹

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Work

Delightful food supplements

Food supplements are usually tasteless, sometimes even bad. With Love And Be Loved we have developed delicious gummies with a thousand virtues that make us forget bad experiences!

These are 7 original recipes with natural flavours that we have worked on:

๐Ÿ’œ Raspberry & Elderberry

๐Ÿ’™ Blueberry & Chamomile

๐Ÿ’š Raspberry & Basil

๐Ÿ’š Bergamot & Matcha

๐Ÿ’› Lychee & Raspberry

๐Ÿงก Mango & Passion

๐Ÿงก Elderberry & Yuzu

These combinations are proving particularly effective and we can’t get enough of our gummies already!

Try them yourself ๐Ÿค—

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Events

Happy New Year 2022! ๐ŸŒธ

We wish you a fabulous year 2022! ๐Ÿฅณ

After a particularly busy 2021 in terms of consultancy missions ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ, trainings ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ, development of Flavour Manager ๐Ÿ’ป and construction works ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ, we look forward to seeing you again for exciting new projects all over Europe and a brand new lab in the heart of Paris!

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Our lab

Our own flavour lab, in the heart of Paris!

๐Ÿ“ฃ BREAKING NEWS – We are going to open our own laboratory, in the heart of Paris! ๐ŸŽ‡

๐Ÿ’น This is a major step forward in the development of QR Flavour Solutions, which will allow us to develop our own flavourings, to set up training courses around taste and flavours, and to better support our food industry clients in the development of their products ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ”ฌ

๐Ÿ“œ We have just signed the lease and collected the keys. The premises are ideally located, in the 17th arrondissement and near the Saint-Lazare train station. We are going to set up a flavour lab, a food lab and a training space, for an opening before the end of the year. Let’s get to work! ๐Ÿ‘ทโ™‚๏ธ

Keep following us, we’ll give more details soon ๐Ÿค“

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Flavour Manager

Flavour Manager, a web-based solution for regulatory compliance of your products containing flavourings ๐Ÿš€

Flavour Manager is born! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Aimed at food and flavour manufacturers, Flavour Manager is a unique full-web solution and a major digital innovation in the field of food flavourings ๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿ‘‰ We tell you all about it at https://flavourmanager.com/en/home

With Flavour Manager, you don’t need to be a specialist or a lawyer to check the regulatory compliance of your flavourings and products containing flavourings! Designed by flavorists, this full-web solution compiles all EU regulations, performs the calculations for you and guides you towards full compliance โœ”

In addition, you can manage your own flavour library in a modern and user-friendly web environment ๐Ÿคฉ

If you are a flavourist, don’t miss our formulation console developed especially for flavourists! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ”ฌ

The tool is available in English and French.

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