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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With this growth comes a desire to extend the shelf life of dairy products.
Packaging is one of way to extend shelf life without changing the components of a product.
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.
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Considering all facets of the possible impact that reformulation can have on bakery products, Morley believes that shelf life is probably the element that could be altered and accepted among all parties.
The White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is a highly perishable crop with a shelf life limited to 7-9 days at 1 [degrees] C, and 2-3 days at 19 [degrees] C.
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.
Canned is a way of increasing avocados' shelf life without sacrificing their nutrient content.
Autobiographically depicting a life of corporate success, Shelf Life tracks Scribante's small businessman's rise to entrepreneurial power and productivity through times often difficult and assaulted with many hardships, which were met with great persistence and an enabling "self-power".
Aromas: Patented in 1996, this plant produces a medium, firm fruit with great flavor, dark red color, a bright sheen and good shelf life.