Shelf life studies are used to determine how long a product can reasonably be expected to maintain its quality, safety, and character. These studies take into account not only products’ functional qualities such as safety and effectiveness, but also cosmetic qualities such as color and texture that make them appealing to customers.

On October 28th 2015, MOCON presented a webinar on the essentials of conducting a shelf life study. This presentation is pertinent to those who wish to understand the process of conducting a shelf life study and is relevant to food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics or construction material applications.

You can view the recorded version at any time by clicking the video icon to the right.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The definition of shelf life
  • Reasons to conduct a shelf life study
  • When should you conduct one
  • What are the benefits to you
  • Product considerations
  • Establishing End of Shelf Life Parameters 
  • Test Methodology
  • To understand the Rule of 10 (Q10) and how to apply it

The webinar also takes you through a case study

On the right you will also find links to:

  • PDF of the webinar slides
  • A technical article covering the webinar subject
  • PDF of questions raised during the webinar along with answers
  • Case study referred to in the webinar