Food Shelf Life Testing

Food Manufacturers across the world are required to attest “Best Before” / “Use By” dates, what otherwise is termed as “Shelf-Life” on their products. This process is strictly followed by companies in order to meet the regulations and rules of governing authorities at national and international level. Cultivator Phyto Lab provides one-stop solutions to brands and companies in Food and Agriculture Industry vertical with Food Shelf-Life Testing.

Scientifically, shelf life is a result of physical, chemical, and microbiological processes and is triggered by any of the varied contributory figures. The quality, consistency and composition of the ingredients including the hydration & acidity levels, play an integral part in determining the shelf life. Further to this, packaging material, storage & supply chain facilities also play a pivotal role. Cultivator Phyto Lab uses latest technology in its state-of-the-art facility to determine shelf-life of food products and provide reliable results as per international standards.

Companies should know that an accurate shelf-life analysis can define accurate projections of the expiration date of the products, which in-turn will assure best quality & safety practices. Cultivator Phyto Lab provides best-in-class cost-effective services with its par-excellence results and help companies in meeting the compliances of various statutory bodies. The lab offers a plethora of services in food shelf-life testing related to food-borne micro-organisms, total viable count, Moisture content, acidity levels, pH, water activity, fat rancidity, and others.

Identification of minimum durability date is crucial for food products like pasteurised milk, cold-pressed juices, brewed beverages, dry snacks, RTCs and RTEs. The shelf life indicated on package label must correspond to actual quality level of the product in real-time. Such accurate results can come only by following prudential approach in test, secondary shelf-life test, and other trigger mechanisms in a completely equipped laboratory. Furthermore, the shelf-life testing identifies how a product performs over time, changes to its ingredients, effects of packaging and shipping, and other contributory factors. These accurate results can help lengthen the shelf-life and increase the profits for a company. The researchers and scientists also ensure that products are kept at specific temperatures and humidity levels throughout the testing.

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