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Understanding Food Product Shelf Life for Scaling Businesses

As food businesses scale from local to regional or national distribution, decisions on package type, product formulation and production process will have an impact on a product’s shelf life. Defining and determining a food product’s shelf life is a common challenge for food businesses. Join AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday — Understanding Food Product Shelf Life for Scaling Businesses to learn more about the basics of shelf life, including what it is, what it isn’t and what impacts it. Additionally, we’ll touch on shelf-life testing and modes of failure, business implications of shelf-life decisions and share a few examples. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

Webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming webinars and watch past recordings, visit us at