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shelf life

The length of time that something is viable or useful. Milk has a very short shelf life, as it tends to expire quickly. I'm hoping that this product will have a very long shelf life and be useful for years to come.
See also: life, shelf

shelf life

If something has a particular shelf life, it will only last for that length of time, rather than continuing forever. A large proportion of small businesses have a very short shelf life. Our aim is to build a policy that will have a shelf life of more than 30 months. Note: The shelf life of a food, drink, or medicine is the length of time it can be kept before it is too old to sell or use.
See also: life, shelf
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If the shelf-life code is zero (0), it's a non-shelf-life item.
Shelf-life is a particular issue within the international export business.
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR ITEM'S SHELF LIFE IS EXTENDIBLE, YOU NEED TO CHECK THE SLES ONLINE DATABASE, ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE DOD SHELF-LIFE PORTAL: HTTPS://WWW.
Shelf-life extension programs are the single most neglected aspect of shelf-life management.
New Products Maintain Momentum in the European Market for Shelf-life Stabilisers in Animal Feed
As customers mostly demand non-genetically modified (GM) materials, the severe shortage of the by-product form from the vegetable oil distillation (VOD) process has caused a significant scarcity of natural Vitamin E as a shelf-life extension food additive.
Obtain shelf-life training at the DoD Shelflife website.
PETWallplus with Shelf-life Management System allows bottle shelf-life to be predicted in real time.
Obtaining shelf-life training at the DoD Shelflife website.
This process not only provides a cost savings also removes the issue of food borne illness pathogens and extends shelf-life of fresh produce.
A free publication to help food businesses of all sizes determine the shelf-life of ready-to-eat foods has been published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Chilled Food Association (CFA).
The three-layer preforms have an MXD6 nylon barrier to meet the 20-week CSD shelf-life requirement.
com we are able to better serve the consumer and extend the shelf-life of our advertiser's investment," said City Living Source's publisher Dawn Codd.
Session I Shelf-life modelling: An overview of shelf-life models for packaged foods.