Setting shelf life: an overview – live online tutor-led training course

2023 dates will be available in the Autumn

This course can be run as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training or if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

Delegate Feedback (2021)

  • All good!
  • Good scope of the different aspects

Benefits of attending

Cutting down on food and drink waste without compromising food safety and quality is the responsibility of all food business operators.  Setting the correct shelf life involves a number of stages to consider including raw materials, temperature, packaging and legislation.

This half-day online course will give a concise insight what to consider when setting the shelf life of a product.

The course will be delivered live online over the course of one morning (0930 - 1230 hours approx),  participants will be sent log in details for a WebEx Training session. 

Training Course content

  • Microbiological aspects of shelf life testing
  • Labelling legislation
  • Quality considerations
  • Sensory considerations

Course Aims

  • Provide an understanding into the principles of defining shelf life
  • Emphasize the importance of pathogens and spoilage organisms in regard to shelf life.
  • Give an overview into the factors that need to be taken into consideration

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand shelf life testing protocols
  • Have an overview of predictive modelling and challenge testing
  • Understand how to set safe and achievable shelf life for a range of food products

Contributes towards delegates continuing professional development

Event Director - Fiona Cawkell

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at

COVID-19 secure workplace

We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

Online courses – We are delivering tutor-led training courses online. Find out more.

Face-to-face training – Our on-site events follow strict social distancing and safety measures. View programme.

Book with confidence – We will not charge transfer fees if you need to move your booking to another course date or alternative course/event due to Covid-19.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face.

If you have any queries, email or call +44(0)1386 842104.

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