Accelerated shelf life (ASL) testing is used to “speed up” the aging process of certain foods. ASL is used for quality purposes only and has NO microbiological data since the product is being tested at a higher temperature. This type of testing is used to help a production line to maintain its quality and see how to possibly extend its shelf life. This can be an effective and reliable way to maintain quality. At PCAS we offer ASL along with “real-time” shelf life with these standards:
Not all labs follow these guidelines, and even some “labs” sub out some or all of their testing to other labs which can lead to contamination, errors and inaccurate results. Make sure you are working with a lab not a company that sends out all of there testing to a variety of labs across the country.
Fill out your lab information form
After we receive your payment, we’ll email you our Lab Product Information Form.
Please fill out the form and include it with your samples.
Ship your samples and form
You will need to ship 4oz of finished product to our lab.
FedEx or UPS / 1 or 2 day air
No glass containers, please.
If refrigerated, pack with cold packs.
Include your completed Lab Information Form.
We'll email your results
If you have chosen to purchase the label option, you’ll receive a lab report showing your results.
Your nutrition facts labels will be emailed to you in a file that you can download and print or incorporate them into your food label
Please allow 25 business days.