Life time of a food item is indicated by the Expiry date and it is compulsory to indicate the expiry date on food package. Before indicating the expiry date shelf-life testing is necessary to be carried out scientifically.
Food Technology Section of ITI carries out shelf-life tests for food items based on the standard or the client requirements. Based on the customer request either accelerated method or normal method for shelf-life testing could be carried out.
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Cosmetics are perishables and highly sensitive to the changes in the environmental conditions. This perishable nature could be expressed in two ways, i.e. reduction of the active ingredients and activity with time and also water make the cosmetic product very vulnerable to microbial attack and subsequent spoilage. Thus any cosmetic product has a life time and determining the life time of the product is called shelf-life testing and this has to be determined scientifically in a laboratory by qualified people.
At the Herbal Technology Section of ITI shelf-life testing for cosmetics is carried out according to the SLS standard for cosmetic or as requested by the customer. Parameters such as Stability during temperature variation, pH variations, microbiological tests etc. are carried out at our