Overall status of shelf life studies

Robertson, G. L. (2012) Overall status of shelf life studies. Italian Journal of Food Science, 24 4: 3-8.

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Author Robertson, G. L.
Title Overall status of shelf life studies
Journal name Italian Journal of Food Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1120-1770
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Place of publication Pinerolo, Italy
Publisher Chiriotti Editori S p A
Language eng
Formatted abstract
While it would be of great interest to know the status of shelf life studies in industry, such data is sadly not available. Therefore, this paper must of necessity confine itself to the status of shelf life studies that are published in the scientific literature. Regrettably, many published studies are irreproducible because key data are lacking or incomplete. This is as much an indictment of the journal referees as it is of the individual authors. This paper reviews recent published shelf life studies and highlights the important details that must be included so they can be reproduced and their findings applied by a wider audience. To preserve anonymity, the journal names and authors are omitted. Although it is unfortunate that so much published research on shelf life is not reproducible, it is also a waste of millions of dollars of research funding and time. In most cases, the missing details could have been easily supplied if requested.
Keyword Shelf life
Package dimensions
Surface area
Degree of filling
Q-Index Code C1
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