shelf life


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shelf life

n.
The length of time a product may be stored without becoming unsuitable for use or consumption.

shelf life

n
the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating

shelf′ life`


n.
the period during which a stored commodity, as food, remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption.
[1925–30]

shelf life

The length of time during which an item of supply, subject to deterioration or having a limited life which cannot be renewed, is considered serviceable while stored. See also storage life.
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Noun1.shelf life - the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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Welsh Lamb's shelf life currently stands at a fifth of that of lamb from New Zealand, one of its main global competitors.
Lead researcher Dr Beatrice Golomb said: "While trans-fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce the shelf life of people.
The development of undesirable sensory attributes throughout the product's shelf life is largely attributed to the growth of spoilage microorganisms.
According to information released by the Can Manufacturers Institute, "the canning process delivers long-term food quality and product shelf life.
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR ITEM'S SHELF LIFE IS EXTENDIBLE, YOU NEED TO CHECK THE SLES ONLINE DATABASE, ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE DOD SHELF-LIFE PORTAL: HTTPS://WWW.
Greek scientists found that a combination of chitosan and thyme, along with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), can extend the shelf life of ready-to-cook poultry products.
The SUSSLE (Sustainable Shelf Life Extension) research programme is designed to provide data to better understand and explore the extension of the shelf life of chilled foods by using tailored reduced energy heat processes, enhancing quality without compromising safety.
Ships and stores well - has a 10- to 14-day shelf life (which has revolutionized the strawberry industry), if properly handled.
It has simply reached the end of its designated shelf life before being used.
According to the DFA, milk with a longer shelf life reduces burdens on distribution centers and the return of expired products while enabling new distribution channels to be opened.
The symposium will address the trends and scientific challenges related to polymeric service life prediction, shelf life prediction and remaining useful life prediction.
Best Paints, which have a shelf life equal to any commercial brand's, are made with a canning preservative (also used in shampoos) that doesn't escape into the air.