Stability / Shelf-Life Testing Services
Stability or Shelf-Life is defined as the extent to which a product retains, within specified limits, and throughout its period of storage and use, ie., Shelf-Life, the same properties and characteristics that is possessed at the time of its packaging.
The four types of stability generally recognized for most products are as follows:
- Chemical: The product retains it chemical integrity and potency, within specified limits.
- Physical: The original physical properties, including appearance, palatability, odor, and wholesomeness are retained.
- Microbiological: Resistance to microbial growth and product safety is retained according to specified requirements overall bacterial growth is maintained within acceptable levels.
- Toxicological: No significant increase in toxicity occurs.
The shelf-life testing protocol may be customized for each type of food group submitted for testing and will pertain to the parameters outlined above. Appropriate tests for determination of identity, wholesomeness and quality of a given product will be outlined prior to the initiation of the stability study.
Stability Studies (119)
- Microbiological Analysis
- High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Analysis
- Chemical Analysis
To get started with Kappa Laboratories Testing Services, send an e-mail to the laboratory (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following details:
- Description of the compound to be analyzed.
- Description of matrix to be analyzed.
- Determination of methods to be employed.
- Number of samples and number of analytes to be determined.