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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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If you're not sure whether you have identified all your shelf-life items, contact the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center (PSCC).
They are shipped to the UK, Northern Europe, Russia, the US and elsewhere for consumption, often with only a few days shelf-life left when they arrive at their destination.
If the item's SLC is zero, the item doesn't go bad and no shelf-life period applies.
Shelf-life extension inspections and tests on hazardous material must rely on locally developed instructions and procedures.
The European market for animal feed shelf-life stabilisers is gradually recovering after the economic downturn.
Strategic partnerships and alliances with raw material suppliers are critical to gain market share in the natural shelf-life extension food additives market.
For more information, visit DOD's shelf-life website:
The Shelf-life Guidance is designed to help businesses, from small food outlets to major food manufacturers, calculate an accurate safe time period that certain foods can be kept before they are eaten.
Session II New technologies for extending shelf-life: Current and future packaging approaches to extended shelf-life of foods.
The Food Safe Process will provide cost savings for the producer and customer showing a reduction of liability insurance premiums, extension of shelf-life and product confidence of a Food Safe Product.
UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING THE SHELF-LIFE OF FOOD Edited by R.