Our multi-disciplinary team monitored the microbiological, chemical and organoleptic requirements of the products throughout the defined shelf-life period using:
- Real time testing: To mimic consumer handling and conditions of use
- Accelerated testing: To provide indicative information more quickly. Samples of each product were tested at frequent intervals during shelf-life and beyond, to counter potential irregular reactions due to the modified conditions
Given that the trial samples were fully representative of the final products in terms of processing and packaging, we were confident in the validity of our testing strategy and data generated.