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

This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form

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 Microsoft Teams 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

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