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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

(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.
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Food, already sealed in its package, is loaded into these gray and yellow canisters and sent through the HPP vessel behind them where water and high pressure are applied to inactivate foodborne pathogens to enhance food safety and extend shelf life.
However, the shelf life itself is not an accurate indicator to the food safety.
While these tactics still help control shelf life for many foods, new consumer purchasing trends demand a look at new shelf-life technologies.
The paint comes in both interior and satin finish exterior grades, and it boasts a one-year shelf life. A single exterior coat should last 10 years; if you apply two coats, make that 12 years.
The table salt look-alikes extend foods shelf life and keep the color of preserved meats and fruits looking "farm fresh."
"The regulations are too restrictive on drugs that have a remaining shelf life of six, eight or nine months," said Terry Kirch, executive director of the board.
Best of all, Coates says, chia eggs don't taste unusual, "and there is every indication their shelf life will be good."
A typical 2-ply construction of the 1950s would be a 12 mc polyester laminated to a 75 mc polythene, with an [0.sub.2] transmission of approximately 100 ml resulting in a shelf life of 2-3 months and a waste of 4-5% due to leakers.
Shelf life: The shelf life from the date of receipt until the expiration date is at least 12 months.
Health-conscious consumers continue to seek fresh, minimally processed foods, challenging dairy manufacturers to find ways to maintain the high nutritional value of their products, while at the same time extending shelf life. As the population grows, and disposable income increases, consumer awareness of the nutritional value of dairy products is fueling market growth in all regions, according to a report by Market Research Future.
They make shopping once a week and the result is an increasing demand of longer shelf life. Packaging avoids a lot of disadvantages bonded with (preparation and cleaning before cooking, short shelf-life, very well appreciated by consumer.
Extending the shelf life of a food product is important in that it offers consumers high-quality products.