James Giese

The shelf life of a food is the length of time that a product is acceptable and meets consumer expectations regarding its quality, according to Graf and Saguy, in Food Product Development, From Concept to Marketplace. However, the quality of most foods decreases over time, and there is the natural need to evaluate for how long these products will maintain their commercial value. Shelf-life testing is designed to provide an objective measure of the quality factors that define the food and the poi…

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