shelf life


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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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Adjusting product formulations to obtain the optimum shelf life will always remain a challenge.
Observations from three commercial dairy plants can facilitate the development of appropriate strategies to eliminate spoilage microorganisms and make it possible to extend the shelf life of processed fluid milk products in New York State, and possibly elsewhere.
North American Shelf-life Extension Food Additives Market is part of the Food and Beverage Ingredients Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: European Shelf Life Extension Food Additives Market and Asia-Pacific Shelf-Life Extension Food Additives Market.
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Oregon State University's Food Innovation Center (FIC) provides package design and solutions as well as shelf life testing to help ensure food products are of optimum quality.
The shelf life of commercial pasteurized milk is limited to a range of 10 to 14 days because of post-pasteurization contamination that's caused by psychrotrophic microorganisms.