Shelf Life Testing Done In A Certified Lab, To Determine Your Food Products' Expectant Shelf Life
Turnaround depends on your shelf life you are trying to achieve.
If you are selling your food product in a retail environment; then your retailer will more than likely require a shelf life test. At some point, you should strongly consider getting shelf life testing to give your product a valid expiration date.
RL Food Testing Laboratory offers real time microbiological shelf life testing from as short as 5 days up to 1 year – depending on what shelf life expectancy you are trying to achieve.
Shelf life testing includes 6 test points that are measured in equal intervals depending on your ingredients. The following microbes will be tested during your shelf life testing service:
Aerobic Plate Count
You will receive a report at the end of each testing point. If at any point during the shelf life testing, we will notify you if the bacterial counts greatly increase. Otherwise, we will provide updates at each shelf life testing interval.
You will receive your final report at the end of your shelf life testing service. Our staff microbiologist will write a report summarizing the results. No other labs offer this summary report and it is included as part of your shelf life testing service at no extra charge. The report is written in laymen’s terms to help you understand the laboratory results.
During the entire process, our chemists are available to answer your questions 7 days a week.