shelf life

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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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Choice Beef Top Round London Broil with a Sell By date of 0418 and a case code of 69479 and a time stamp after 14:30.
It has a case code of 42283 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
1-pound tray packages containing 'Kroger Ground Beef 85% lean6 15% fat' with product code 95055, UPC: 011110969682, and a Sell By date of April 9, 2018.
packages containing slices of Market of Choice Chicken Pt with Rosemary & Lemon with sell by dates prior to and including 04/25/19.
They said the move towards plastic packaging has led to some "arbitrary" sell by dates. Food manufacturers said standards were high and firms were complying with guidelines and regulations.