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shelf life

[′shelf ‚līf]
(engineering)
The time that elapses before stored food, chemicals, batteries, and other materials or devices become inoperative or unusable due to age or deterioration.

storage life, shelf life

The time period for which a material (such as a packaged adhesive or sealant) can be stored, under specified temperature conditions, and remain suitable for use.

shelf life

The time period during which an adhesive, coating, sealant, or the like, can be stored (under specified conditions) and remain suitable for use.

shelf life

The period of time a material can be stored and remain suitable for use. The storage conditions are one of the determining factors for shelf life.
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The ultrapasteurization process patented by NCSU has been used by Michael Foods to product Easy Eggs(R) since late 1988, and to give extended refrigerated shelf-life to Simply Eggs(TM) -- Michael Foods' new reduced cholesterol liquid whole eggs.
The European market for animal feed shelf-life stabilisers is gradually recovering after the economic downturn.
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This process not only provides a cost savings also removes the issue of food borne illness pathogens and extends shelf-life of fresh produce.
A free publication to help food businesses of all sizes determine the shelf-life of ready-to-eat foods has been published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Chilled Food Association (CFA).