Shelf life study

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.

Why research shelf life?

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.

Shelf life study – a summary

  • Substantiate the shelf life of your food
  • Comply with the legal requirements
  • Perform a challenge test or predictive microbiology

Predict the shelf life of your food and comply with the legal obligation


Contact our Commercieel ManagerZaki Al Salihi


Have a shelf life study carried out

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!

Zaki Al Salihi

Commercieel Manager


Geaccrediteerd laboratorium

Alle microbiologische analyses moeten op een betrouwbare wijze uitgevoerd worden, dat heeft de NVWA in informatieblad 85 beschreven. Dat wil zeggen dat je als levensmiddelenbedrijf gebruik moet maken van geaccrediteerde laboratoria. Een groot deel van het totale aanbod aan microbiologische analyses voeren wij onder accreditatie uit, voor een overzicht zie scope L509 op de website van de RvA. Bekijk de verschillende analyses en onderzoeken die we voor je kunnen uitvoeren.

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