- Posted by Mark Goins
- On January 31, 2018
Accelerated shelf-life studies are valuable tools for providing expedited data on shelf-life determination. However, accelerated studies are not applicable to all food/beverage products. To attain the accelerated data, products are stored at increased temperature and humidity conditions. Therefore, products that will melt, breakdown or change physical characteristics in this environment are not going to withstand the accelerated storage regimen. A Q Laboratories analyst can help you determine on a case-by-case basis if your product is a candidate for an accelerated study. A point to remember – regulatory bodies may accept accelerated data and allow you to package and market a product based on that data, but ultimately will require the real-time data to confirm shelf-life. Therefore, a real-time study always must be performed to confirm the accelerated study data.