Shelf-Life Studies from EMSL Analytical, Inc.


EMSL Analytical, Inc offers generalized base packages for shelf life studies to provide a basic picture of the microbial activity of the product over a period of time. Six base packages are available for a set price; they vary based on length of study – 90 days or 1 year – and storage temperature of product – ambient, refrigerated, or frozen.

In addition to the basic shelf life base packages, EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers highly customized studies that can provide a variety of data to help determine the shelf life of a product. These studies are based on product specifications, estimated shelf life, product storage conditions, parameters of interest for analysis, as well as budget and time requirements. A combination of several tests and storage conditions can be utilized to create a custom shelf life study for each product. These tests and conditions can include (but are not limited to) the following. These parameters can also be added, alacarte, to the shelf life base packages that EMSL offers.

Type of Testing:

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Yeast & Mold
  • Coliform / E. coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella (P/A)
  • E. coli O157:H7 (P/A)
  • Listeria (P/A)
  • Color
  • Texture / Viscosity
  • Appearance Evaluation
  • Packaging Evaluation
  • Moisture
  • Fat Profile
  • Sugar Profile
  • Total Dietary Fiber
  • Cholesterol
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calories by calculation (requires Protein, Moisture, Fat & Ash analysis)
  • pH
  • Water Activity
  • Soluble Salt (Sodium Chloride)
  • Fatty Acid Profile
  • Antioxidants (ORAC)
  • Rancidity
  • Allergens
  • Toxins (must specify)
  • Room Temperature Storage Conditions & Preparation
  • Refrigerated Temperature Storage Conditions & Preparations
  • Accelerated Temperature Storage Conditions & Preparation

EMSL Analytical, Inc. Contact Information

EMSL Analytical, Inc.

200 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

1-800-220-3675 (East Coast), 1-866-798-1089 (West Coast)

EMSL Analytical, Inc. Web Site

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