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Shelf Life Testing

A shelf life study is the most effective way to determine the durable life or "best before" date of a prepackaged food and obtain evidence showing that the food will remain wholesome, palatable and nutritional until the end of the durable life.

The shelf life of a food can be affected by a variety of factors such as intrinsic factors that relate to the product itself and extrinsic factors that relate to external conditions.

NSF offers controlled environments, conducts suitable analyses and performs auxiliary testing to define shelf life.

NSF can determine the shelf life of a new product, conduct ongoing shelf-life testing to comply with food safety and quality standards and confirm the effects of shelf-life extension strategies. Each shelf-life study is tailored for your specific product and project requirements

Controlled Environments

·       Ambient temperature

·       High temperature

·       High humidity

·       Refrigerated, frozen

·       High oxygen


·       Sensory

·       Microbial

·       Nutritional

Auxiliary Testing

·       Water activity

·       pH

·       Moisture

·       Color

·       Viscosity

·       Others, as required

To ensure the safety of your food or beverage product, we can assist with product reformulations, ingredient modifications, process improvements and packaging, as well as address other areas of concern.

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