Shelf Life Studies

In North America, we deliver shelf life studies to the food and beverage industry to determine the length of time a product retains its quality and safety under certain storage conditions. This ensures a product is delivered in peak condition and is safe to consume.

Shelf life studies can either be performed in real-time, or the study can be accelerated. Additionally, we can perform the study based on your specifications or we can design a study for your product.

A typical shelf life study can test for the following items depending on the commodity:

  • Food-borne microbes such as Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus cereus
  • Yeasts and Molds
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Total viable count
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Moisture content
  • Organoleptic evaluation
  • pH
  • Water activity
  • Fat rancidity

We also provide Gap Analysis Audit & HACCP Program Implementation

Key Benefits

  • Quality and health safety compliance
  • Brand protection
  • Increased consumer confidence
  • Supply chain traceability and transparency
  • Competitive advantage
  • Risk mitigation

Request an Analysis

To learn more about our shelf life studies service, or to request an analysis for your business, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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