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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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This isn't the first time that The Shopper Report has presented shoppers' perceptions of freshness dates. Hoping that our supermarket readers won't kill the messenger, we're going a little further with it because more shoppers are fussing about it, and other industry sources are confirming the importance of freshness dates at a time when more shoppers than ever are reading labels for health as well as value reasons.
Having built up excessive inventories following a food-poisoning scandal in the summer of 2000, Snow Brand collected some 2,300 tons of frozen butter with expired freshness dates at its factory in Betsukai, eastern Hokkaido, in March last year.
Whether complying with or staying a step ahead of regulations, processors in Latin America, Europe and Asia have been working with Videojet to code individual eggs with freshness dates.
The Pepsi brand led a cola resurgence with a 5.4% gain; diet Pepsi, boosted by the popular consumer initiative of freshness dates in the spring, saw case sales advance 4% after years of fiat sales for the entire diet category.
food with expired freshness dates, as part of its relentless campaign to stamp
Their freshness dates are less than easy to read, and considered by many shoppers to be of primary importance.
Deerfield, Ill.-based EggFusion has partnered with Giant Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa., to place freshness dates and tracking codes on all Giant private label eggs and Nature's Promise eggs sold in its Giant and Martin's banner stores.
-- Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets are rolling out a tamperproof measure of egg freshness that is readily observable to shoppers: freshness dates and tracking codes etched into the shells of all store-brand and Nature's Promise eggs at the Ahold-owned chains' stores.
Liquid Resources plans to purchase beer and soda from companies stuck with products that have passed their freshness dates. It will then separate the liquid from its packaging, recycle the packaging and use the liquid to produce ethanol, which is essentially grain alcohol with a small amount of petroleum.
Bottlers are taking a closer look at these systems as a means of applying freshness dates to PET and paper labels and secondary beverage packaging.
Freshness dates will eventually be printed on the bottoms of cans of all Pepsi brands: Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Slice, Crystal and Mug Root Beer.
Their concern with freshness dates is part of their focus on value.