Choose another country to see content specific to your location

//Select Country

Shelf Life Testing

Ensuring food quality, safety and hygiene

What is shelf life testing of food products?

A shelf life study assesses the food product quality and hygiene by undergoing a thorough chemical and physical, as well as microbiological analysis and gives food manufacturers and producers confidence of their product’s shelf life. keep their brand and consumers safe.

Why is shelf life testing important?

By conducting food product shelf life testing, it helps you identify the causes of reduced shelf life and improve your products, processes and ultimately profitability. With accurate dates for your food products, you can ensure quality and safety for your consumers. This will reduce the risk of product recalls while contributing to maintaining your brand’s integrity and reputation.

shelf life testing CERTIFICATION PROVIDES YOUR ORGANISATION WITH MULTIPLE BENEFITS:

  • Mitigate risk – by minimizing quality and safety issue with independent testing.

     

  • Save time and money – TÜV SÜD is a one-stop solutions provider that can serve your company’s need.

     

  • Shorten time to market – with the help of our sophisticated infrastructure and advance knowledge of regulations.

     

  • Enhanced quality and productivity – TÜV SÜD works with you along the entire product development lifecycle to ensure compliance to national and international standards.

     

  • Inspire confidence – by ensuring your products and processes comply with national and international standards, you inspire greater confidence in your buyer.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Our shelf life testing includes a detailed assessment of:

  • Food-borne microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds, listeria, salmonella, campylobacter, E. coli, and more

  • Total viable count of microorganisms

  • Challenge testing

  • Water activity testing

  • Acidity levels

  • Food pH

  • Rancidity

  • Texture changes

  • Microbial spoilage

  • Light-induced changes

  • Chemical browning

  • Enzymatic browning

We also conduct:

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD is an independent certification body which is accredited to globally recognised standards. Our experienced experts, with intricate knowledge of local and international standards, can help you gain the trust of your customers by making sure that your products are of the highest possible quality while making the process as reliable, efficient and cost-effective as possible for you.

EXPLORE

Food and Health Essentials
E-ssentials

Food and Health Essentials

Ensure quality, safety and reliability in the food industry

Learn more

VIEW ALL RESOURCES

Next Steps

Select Your Location

Global

Americas

Asia

Europe

Middle East and Africa