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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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The NGA report goes on to say that freshness dates are the most frequently checked information on the label on some products, and my observation of shoppers at the dairy case says that's true.
The introduction of freshness dates and tracking codes eliminates the guesswork and easily informs customers if the eggs in their refrigerator are fresh.
The park suffered a decline in visitors due apparently to the disclosure in July and August of scandals -- dining facilities using foods with expired freshness dates, drinking fountains supplied by untreated industrial water, and attractions using and storing more explosives than permitted.
Indeed, consumers surveyed say that clear, visible freshness dates and codes are a priority when buying dairy products.
All Big G cereal boxes bear an 800 number for consumers, and when calls requesting freshness dates printed in "plain English" began piling up, GM got the message.
Portman continued, "SATIATRIM has gotten off to a slower start than we anticipated, which has resulted in a write down of all finished product inventory due to freshness dates expiring at year end.
Neither soft pretzels nor cheesesteaks need freshness dates to assure freshness--cheese steaks get soggy if they aren't consumed within 10 minutes of coming off the grill, and soft pretzels turn into bricks if they aren't eaten within 12 hours of being made.
The search followed revelations in July that the park, located in the city's Konohana Ward, had allegedly used ingredients with expired freshness dates at its dining facilities and that water in the park's drinking fountains was untreated.
RFID is a data collection technology that provides suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors with up-to-the-minute supply chain visibility, from inventory and logistics to freshness dates.
Many of today's consumers are more likely to check freshness dates than unit prices-they have gotten out of the habit of using unit pricing unless they are specifically interested in comparing the price per ounce or quart of two competing products.
HP (NYSE:HPQ)(Nasdaq:HPQ) today announced several developments to extend the company's leadership in radio frequency identification (RFID), a data collection technology that provides suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors with up-to-the-minute supply chain visibility, from inventory and logistics to freshness dates.