As a producer of food, you must have a substantiation for the shelf life of the products you sell. It is therefore important to know how long your product can be kept. To determine the shelf life, we conduct a shelf life study. We will then examine your product for microbiological and organoleptic parameters. Based on the results, we will give you advice about the shelf life of the product under investigation. Would you rather know if it is possible to extend the shelf life? We can also give you advice on that.
It is required by law to indicate a best-before date on prepackaged foods. The expiry date gives consumers the assurance that up to that date, the product has its normal quality properties (normal colour, odour, consistency and taste), is not spoiled and is not a health hazard. A shelf life study gives you all this information, so that you can offer a qualitatively safe and good product to the consumer.
A shelf life study can focus on safety (for example Listeria monocytogenes), and on the spoilage of a food (for example, total bacterial count). Different types of research are therefore possible:
Do you want to comply with the legal obligation and have the shelf life of your product tested? Have a shelf life test carried out with us. Send your details and we will contact you!