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shelf life

the specified expiry date of a perishable product, usually denoted by a ‘sell by date’ or ‘best before’ date instruction.
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If your item's shelf-life code is alpha (A-Z, except X), then it's Type I nonextendible.
10 August 2010 - US implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company CryoLife Inc (NYSE: CRY) said yesterday it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a five-year shelf-life on its CryoPatch SG pulmonary human cardiac patch processed with the company's SynerGraft technology.
The appearance of shelf-life problems can be wide ranging, including oxidative browning, oxidation of flavor compounds (especially in a lipid phase), syneresis (weeping and watering) or deliquescence (stickiness and unusual patterns of crystallization).
In order to develop the right packaging solution, food processors and retailers need to consider a wide range of factors, including the food group and the type of machine and packaging being used, before deciding what kind of gas or gas mix should be used to fulfil the required shelf-life.
Regulators would be keeping a check on the shelf-life claimed by the manufacturers and would intervene if they were not correct, Matthys added.
Barrier shrink lidding films for MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) applications, feature oxygen barrier to maximize shelf-life, ideal clarity, and anti-fog properties.
The board has asked WHO to reduce the shelf-life restriction to six months, which it says will allow a far greater volume of medical supplies to reach impoverished people.
Conventional winemakers have added sulfites to wine for centuries to prolong shelf-life by preventing oxidation and bacterial spoilage.
Accelerated testing allows oxidative stability to be evaluated in a fraction of the standard time, so more stable products with longer shelf-life can be developed quicker.