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SHELF LIFE TESTING

The objective of shelf life testing is to display how a product changes as it ages by a collection of analytical, chemical, microbiological, and sensory evaluation. Simply put, it provides information which helps the food manufacturers to set use by/ sell by/ best by and expiration dates for the food products.






Types of Shelf Life Testing


Accelerated Shelf Life Assessment

Accelerated Shelf Life Assessment is an indirect method to predict the shelf life of a food product without running a full length real-time storage study. This method involves storing of the product under accelerated storage conditions like high temperature, humidity, and light intensity. Because of this, the end of the shelf life of a product is achieved quickly, and the product is ready for sale in a short period of time. This kind of testing is useful for the new products and products that have a long shelf life.


Real-time Shelf Life Assessment

In real-time shelf life assessment, a product is stored at recommended storage conditions and monitored until it fails the specification. Products such as refrigerated and that spoil due to microbial growth require real-time shelf life assessment.

Why is Shelf Life Analysis Important?

Shelf-life is normally indicated on the food product label by displaying either a best-before-date or a use-by-date. The reason shelf-life testing is important is to help consumers make safe and informed choices. Shelf-life determines the period of time for which food remains safe and suitable to consume, and the tests ensure that the quality of food remains acceptable for the consumers.

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FAQs about Shelf Life Testing Labs


1) How do I determine the shelf life of my product?

The shelf life of a product begins from the time the food is prepared or manufactured. The product's longevity is dependent on many factors including the types of ingredients, your manufacturing process, type of packaging, and how the food is stored.


2) How many samples do I need to send you for shelf life testing?

Length and frequency of sampling determines on many samples are necessary for the study.


3) How frequently should the product be tested during the shelf life study?

The frequency of testing is up to you. Ideally, it should be proportionate to the shelf life duration that you are testing.


4) Can I run an accelerated shelf life study on anything?

No, some products cannot handle the elevated conditions based on its innate qualities. For example, refrigerated products or products with a large amount of chocolate cannot sustain accelerated conditions.

Shelf Life Testing Laboratories in Mumbai




Shelf Life Testing can be done from the following areas:

Antop Hill Airoli Andheri Aarey Road
Bandra Belapur Bhandup Bhuleshwar
Byculla CBD Chinch Bunder Colaba
Council Hall Cotton Green Crawford Market Cumballa Hill
CuffeParade Churchgate Churni Road Dadar
Mira Road Andheri West Dombivli East Andheri East
Goregaon East Powai Virar West Matunga East
Chakala Mazgaon Bhiwandi Kalina
Ulhasnagar Mumbai Central Madh Island Sion West
Byculla East Byculla West Juhu Tara Road
Vakola Vasind Tardeo Chuna Bhatti
Sewri Roha Poonam Nagar Shastri Nagar
Chinchpokli Walkeshwar Raigad Masjid Bunder
Kashimira Deonar Khadakpada Breach Candy
MHADA Colony Nahur East Dharavi Bhivpuri
Grant Road East Naigaon West Upper Worli Kasara
Peddar Road Khar East Dahanu Road Samat Nagar
Kolad Khetwadi Sahar Santacruz
Sanpada SEEPZ Sewri Bhadane
Yogi Jawraj Nagar Narayan Patil Wadi Saralgoan Ghera Sudhagad
Lonere Gaibi Nagar Mumbai East Vasai-Nallasopara Link Road
Senapati Bapat Marg Kandivali East Malad West Kalyan West
Chembur Borivali West Kandivali West Goregaon West
Mulund West Badlapur East Bhandup West Bandra West
Chandivali Dahisar East Ambernath Borivali East
Mulund East Malad East Ghatkopar West Virar East
Kalyan East Khar West Badlapur West Santacruz East
Ghatkopar East Deonar Dongri Fertilizer Colony
Ferry Wharf Amboli Khandeshwar Shivaji Park
Vijay Nagar Ambivali Malabar Hill Thakurli
Lal Baug Elphinstone Road Nahur West Alibag
Oshiwara Matunga West Veera Desai Road Wadala West
Gokuldam Girgaon Haji Ali Hutatma Chowk
I.I.T.Powai Jecob Circle Jogeshwari Juhu Scheme
Kalbadevi Kala Ghoda Tulsiwadi Ramnagar
Saravali Jawhar Vitthalwadi Atgaon
Khodala Golibar Linking Road Mandapeshwar
Nehru Road Mantralaya Napean Sea Road Nariman Point
Nerul Opera House Parel Peddar Road
Rabale Sion Tardeo Trombay
Turbhe Vashi Versova Vile Parle
Vihar Lake Vikhroli Wadala Warden Road
Worli Murud Mumbai West Murbad Karjat Road
Mahalakshmi Temple Flora Fountain Fort Girgaum
Grant Road Goregaon Ghansoli Ghatkopar
Gorai Dombivli West Kanjurmarg Vasai East
Parel Nalasopara East Bhayandar East Vasai West
Juhu Neral Seawoods Nalasopara West
Santacruz West Karjat Vile Parle East Worli
Bhayandar West Vikhroli East Kurla East Lokhandwala
Mahim Agripada Currey Road Orlem Malad
Yogakshema Chikuwadi Mahavir Nagar Vidya vihar
IC Colony Nagpada Sahar Kalher
Vangani G T B Nagar Gulmohar Road Fort
Nehru Nagar Bangur Nagar Andheri-Kurla Road Link Road
Beverly Park Wada Dindoshi Azad Nagar
J B Nagar Kemps Corner Mangaon Naya Nagar
Gandhi Nagar Jacob Circle Murbad Road Khardi
Gamdevi Dahanu Kharodi Opera House
arvodaya Nagar Evershine Nagar Kanakia Road Altamount Road
Mahad Govind Nagar Carter Road Pydhonie
Churchgate Uttan Aarey Road Haji Ali
Chiplun Pali Behram Baug C.P. Tank
Talasari Nagothane Kamatghar Triveni Nagar
Prabhu Ali Upper Parel Sir JJ Road Mumbra
Western Express Highway Bandra Kurla Complex Prabhadevi Bandra East
Boisar Naigaon East Tilak Nagar Dadar West
Versova Kurla West Wadala East Titwala
Vile Parle West Khopoli Asangaon Jogeshwari West
Bhandup East Dahisar West Shahapur Kalwa
Lower Parel Mira Bhayandar LBS Marg Vikhroli West
Jogeshwari East Dadar East Sion East Charkop
Palghar Mahalaxmi Marol Saki naka
Khar Kharghar King’s Circle Koparkhairane
Kurla Lower Parel M Gandhi Road Madam Cama Road
Mandavi Malabar Hill Mazgaon, Mahim Malabar Hill
Matunga Marine Lines Marine Drive Malad
Mulund Mumbai Airport Yari Road Thane
Govandi Vasai Road Pali Hill Murbad
Kalyan-Shil Road Mankhurd Dongri Grant Road West
Malvani Navghar Road S V Road Shivaji Nagar
Shahad Cuffe Parade Nariman Point Mandvi
Warden Road Thakurdwar Trombay Umerkhadi
Khandas Road Khandale Manori Cumballa Hill
Chedda Nagar Kanti Park Vikramgad Chinchpada
Royal Palms Agashi Chira Bazar Vidya Nagari
V P ROAD Thane East Harihareshwar Zadghar
Thane West Mumbai – Pune Express Navapada, Anushakti Nagar