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Customised Shelf-Life and Challenge Testing


Food Shelf Life Testing

We provide customised shelf-life testing solutions to help industries determine product expiration, safety, and optimal storage conditions.

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Food Shelf-Life and Challenge Testing

Symbio Laboratories conducts thousands of tests each week, with shelf life testing being one of the most requested.

Shelf life testing helps determine the time frame during which food products remain acceptable for human consumption or for retail display.

This testing also helps us understand the storage conditions necessary to maintain product safety, quality, and efficacy, so it is enormously important for both businesses and consumers. 

Why is shelf life testing necessary?

Shelf life testing is needed because food cannot be kept forever. After a certain amount of time it will deteriorate and at this time will no longer be safe to eat. This also applies to drugs, drinks and other consumable products.

Depending on region and country, a best before, use by or freshness date is required on packaged perishable foods. A product that has passed its shelf life might still be safe, but quality may no longer be guaranteed. 

Submitting Samples for Shelf-Life Testing

Getting Started

Please contact your account manager or our Customer Service team. We can provide you with a quote and paperwork for submission along with your sample. See our Guidelines for Food Shelf Life Testing for more information on how your samples will be processed.

Report Commentary

Please also understand that our professional laboratory standards prevent us from providing comments on reports in relation to recommended shelf life times. This may be different to your experience with other laboratories, but we proudly stand by our tight standards.

Questions about Shelf-Testing Results

If you have any questions once you receive your results, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Team. Our highly qualified team is happy to provide broad advice and point you in the right direction on how to interpret your shelf life results into meaningful results.