The “Shelf-Life” of food is how long it may be stored (exist on a shelf) before the quality deteriorates. Food spoilage occupies between 10% and 35% of total food supplied. How to protect food shelf-life quality before consumption is a growing worldwide concern – for consumers who rely increasingly on convenient processed food; for manufacturers seeking to expand their business presence globally.
Food shelf-life quality falls into two categories:
i. Remain safe, which concerns the reduction of pathogenic risks during the shelf-life.
ii. Retain desired sensory, chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics during shelf-life.
Handary is a leading supplier of natural shelf-life solutions for both categories. We deliver combined experimental food-deterioration diagnostics and natural shelf-life ingredients to effectively stabilize food quality attributes during the shelf life. A 5-step process (as Picture 1) was employed to support this overall solution.