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shelf life

Lab analysis
The time interval that a drug product is expected to remain within the approved shelf-life specification provided that it is stored under the conditions defined on the label and in the proposed container and closure.
 
Medspeak
A term borrowed from the food industry for the length of time that a blood product, therapeutic agent or other product may be stored under appropriate conditions before it must be discarded by law.

shelf life

A food industry term, which, in health care, refers to the length of time that a blood product, therapeutic or other product may be stored under appropriate conditions before it must be discarded by law

shelf life

(shelf līf)
Stability of a product during storage; the maximum time during which it can be kept without undergoing change in chemical structure and properties.

shelf life,

n the amount of time that a product can be stored and still be considered safe and effective for use.

shelf life

(shelf līf)
Stability of a product after it is prepared or manufactured; length of time any substance may be stored before changes occur that alter its chemical structure or make-up and degeneration ensues.

shelf life,

n the length of time a material may be stored without deterioration; the length of time it remains usable.
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In three studies, the researchers compared whether people wanted to consume yogurt smoothies that were past or not past their freshness dates.
The on-pack printing technology that makes printing bolder and bigger freshness dates possible makes it possible to print item prices along with dates, and to print different item prices for different stores.
In an article in the January-February edition of New Brewer, IBS director Dave Edgar wrote, "By putting readable freshness dates on their packages, breweries will be encouraging wholesalers and retailers to become aware of the perishability of craft-brewed beer.
Shoppers aren't demanding dates in the store because it's actually embarrassing to ask for them Asking for a freshness date at the service counter puts counter personnel on the defensive and makes consumers feel like they are accusing the workers of being less than trustworthy.
Last November, the Kanagawa prefectural police raided Yamato Foods' sales branch and other related locations on suspicion that it extended the freshness dates of its eel products by two and a half years and sold them to consumers.
Freshness dates and rotation have been a multifaceted food industry problem for many years.
Domino's coding solutions range from printing identification codes such as freshness dates on food and beverage to lot and serial numbers on components and products in industries ranging from construction to pharmaceuticals.
Having built up excessive inventories following a food-poisoning scandal in the summer of 2000, Snow Brand collected some 2,300 tons of frozen butter with expired freshness dates at its factory in Betsukai, eastern Hokkaido, in March last year.
For example, in medical and healthcare applications its automatic alarm can be set to warn users when freshness dates expire for food or pharmaceutical items such as insulin in the fridge, or for goods on store shelves.
food with expired freshness dates, as part of its relentless campaign to stamp
Their freshness dates are less than easy to read, and considered by many shoppers to be of primary importance.
to place freshness dates and tracking codes on all Giant private label eggs and Nature's Promise eggs sold in its Giant and Martin's banner stores.