Shelf life is the time, under specified storage conditions, during which a food product maintains acceptable quality as defined by specific criteria for critical product attributes. Being able to determine shelf life accurately is key information for manufacturers and product developers. Assigning a shelf life that is artificially long risks exposing consumers to undesirable product, with potentially catastrophic damage to brand and product image at minimum.
This short course will give students a basic understanding of shelf life and how a shelf life study is designed.
At the conclusion of this course you will earn a certificate of completion that you can download and keep for your records. There will also be an option to download a PDF copy of the lesson content to keep and use as a reference.
This course will be available to you for 1 year from the date of purchase.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to...
- Summarize the purpose of a shelf life studies
- Identify modes of failure
- Understand how to determine shelf life validity
- Design a shelf life study
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Mérieux NutriSciences Completion
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