SHELF LIFE STUDIES

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Why partner with Microbac?

The shelf life of a product must be backed by legitimate data to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies, consumers, and retail partners. We have been perfecting our food testing capabilities for more than 50 years. Therefore, delivering the highest levels of analytical quality available. Coupled with our testing specialists, who boast years of experience in shelf life determinations, Microbac delivers the most trustworthy results in the industry.

Our Shelf Life Testing Capabilities

We customize each study to ensure that the shelf life determination meets your specific product needs.

 

These are the factors our specialists consider when setting up the testing protocol for a given study:

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Mold Growth; Aerobic Bacteria; Other Indicator Organisms

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Due To Changes Over Time

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Monitoring the Effect of Oxygen on the Product and Measuring Fat + Oil Compounds Over Time

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Degradation of Vitamins, Nutraceutical Active Ingredients, and Other Unstable Compounds; Loss or Gain of Moisture

Our Shelf Life Capabilities

Pet Food
Dietary Supplements
Human Food
  • Additives
  • Ingredients
  • Diary Products
  • Produce
  • Juice
  • Beverages
  • Frozen foods
  • Confectionary
  • Candy
  • Snacks
  • Speciality upon request

Shelf Life Study Conditions

Condition
Environment
Condition
Frozen
Environment
< 0°C
Condition
Refrigerated
Environment
2-8°C
Condition
Ambient
Environment
25°C with and w/o 60% relative humidity
Condition
Tropical
Environment
30°C with and w/o 75% relative humidity

Choose Your Adventure, the Microbac Way

Shelf Life Packages to Choose From

Complete Study

Interpreted Report is Deliverable
Storage: We will store your product at the requested temperature(s) for the duration of the estimated shelf life of your study
Pull Times: We will pull and test your product between 5-7 pull times within the storage shelf life study time frame
Data is evaluated throughout the study to monitor any changes
In the event that we reach the end of shelf life prior to the expected time frame, the study is stopped for reporting
A draft preliminary report could be distributed for shelf life studies that are long in time frame (1 year plus)

Storage Study

Certificate of Analysis (COA) is Deliverable
Same as complete study but without data evaluation
Microbac receives your products for storage at the desired temperature for the duration of the shelf life of your study
Product is pulled and tested 5-7 times (can be recommended from Microbac or client)
COA is provided after each pull time when results are completed (no interpretation/data evaluation)
Storage fees apply

Routine Testing

Certificate of Analysis (COA) is Deliverable
You store and submit the samples to Microbac for testing as needed
COA is provided after each pull time
Essentially, this is standard testing
No interpretation of data

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