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Shelf Life Testing

Identify the causes of reduced shelf life

About 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.

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.

TÜV SÜD's shelf life testing Services

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

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