Shelf Life Testing

Shelf Life Testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

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.

TÜV SÜD is a leading shelf life testing company

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.

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

We also conduct:

  • Food nutritional analyses 
  • Allergen testing
  • Food contamination testing and residues determination 


Food and Health Essentials

Food and Health Essentials

Ensure quality, safety and reliability in the food industry

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