How We Extend Shelf-life

Shelf life refers to the period, under specified storage conditions, during which food remains safe and retains its desired sensory, chemical, physical, and biological characteristics as well as adheres to any label declarations. The need to extend food shelf-life quality is a growing global concern, driven by consumers' increasing reliance on convenient processed foods and manufacturers' desire to expand their business globally.

Handary has developed the first brand of natural shelf-life solutions by combining experimental studies of shelf-life diagnosis and natural sustainable active ingredients. This approach has predictably extended the shelf-life quality of food products, contributing to the reduction of food waste. Handary's 5-step shelf-life approach supports this overall solution, which are as follows:

1. Shelf-life diagnosis: Assess the quality and safety of the food product, identify factors that affect its shelf-life, and conduct a comprehensive analysis of sensory, microbiological, chemical, and physical properties.

2. Shelf-life prediction: Develop predictive models based on the data obtained from the diagnosis to estimate the shelf-life of the food product under various storage conditions.

3. Shelf-life solution: Design a tailored shelf-life extension solution that meets the specific needs of the food product by using natural and sustainable active ingredients, such as antimicrobials, antioxidants, fresh-keepers, shelf-life extenders, and shelf-life testers.

4. Shelf-life products: Accumulate a vast number of case studies from working with various food producers and use natural raw materials that are minimally processed to create simple and familiar shelf-life ingredients.

5. Shelf-life validation: Test the designed solution to verify its effectiveness in extending the food product's shelf-life by monitoring its quality and safety during storage.