Shelf Life Testing (Real Time)

Shelf Life Testing (Real Time)

Regular price $ 2,650.00

When developing a formula with us, we are able to offer you between 1-6 months of shelf life from a safety perspective immediately thanks to the internal tests we perform, such as our water activity level test, and our in-depth, QA document-controlled ingredient knowledge.

If you would like to increase the shelf life of your product, we will need to ship sample product out to a third party Food Testing Laboratory for microbiological shelf life testing. These tests often enable our clients to achieve shelf lives up to 12-18 months. However, we cannot guarantee any shelf life over 1-6 months (depending on product) without doing this. Only the official testing can do this.

Shelf life testing stores the product at 25 ± 2 degrees C and performs the following tests:

Day 0

Water Activity
Salmonella
E. coli
Staphylococcus Aureus
Listeria
Aerobic Plate Count
Yeast / Mold
Organoleptic Analysis

Days 14, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300, 365.

Aerobic Plate Count
Yeast / Mold
Organoleptic Analysis

At the end of this process, you will receive a final short report on the findings.

The below price INCLUDES the large scale efficiency test and requisite product from YouBar for this testing to be performed. 

Please note that every production run also undergoes lot testing as a part of the QA clearance procedure, inclusive of: Salmonella, Listeria, APC, Coliform, E. Coli. Yeast and Mold.