Shelf Life Testing – Flow Chart

For more information contact: Dr. Qingyue Ling via email or call 503-872-6652

 

*Baseline Quality Analysis

Before designing a shelf life study we like to ensure our client’s products have been assessed for several quality metrics. This is to identify any shelf life concerns in the formulation or packaging that need to be addressed before finalizing product design.

Our baseline quality analysis assesses:

  • Water activity
  • Brix (sugar content)
  • pH
  • Microbial stability
    • Aerobic plate count
    • Yeast and mold
    • E. coli/coliforms

Completion of a baseline quality analysis is a requirement to conduct shelf life testing at the FIC.