Shelf Life Testing (Real Time)

This item is exclusively available to our custom recipe clients. When developing a bar with us, we are able to offer you a full 6 month shelf life from the moment your bar recipe is completed thanks to the internal tests we perform, such as our water activity level test.

If you would like to increase the shelf life of your bars, we will need to ship them out to a third party Food Testing Laboratory for microbiological shelf life testing. These tests often enable our clients to achieve bar shelf lives up to 1 year. However, we cannot guarantee any shelf life over 6 months. Only the official testing can do this.

Shelf life testing stores the bars at 25 ± 2 degrees C and performs the following tests:

 

Day 0

Water Activity
Salmonella
E. coli
Staphylococcus Aureus
Listeria
Aerobic Plate Count
Yeast / Mold
Organoleptic Analysis

Days 14, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300, 365.

Aerobic Plate Count
Yeast / Mold
Organoleptic Analysis

At the end of this process, you will receive a final short report on the findings.


$ 1,900.00

Shelf Life Testing (Accelerated) (Includes Real Time Study)

This item allows you to achieve exactly the same longer shelf life on your bars (as described in the above item), but does so in less time.

Accelerated shelf life testing will typically enable you to achieve (for example) a 1-year shelf life on your bars in just 6 months. (Please note that the 6-month result will be officially confirmed by the lab with automatic 'real time' testing at 12 months.)

This test does all of the testing as the Shelf Life Testing -- Real Time. In addition to these tests, we pull additional points at 35 ± 2°C and 45 ± 2°C based on the Q10 concept (the assumption that temperature directly effects the rate of decay of the bar particularly when it comes to rancidity).

It is important to note that accelerated shelf life studies are only predictions of extended shelf life and work as place holders until the real time shelf life study is completed. 


$ 3,500.00

Standard Pesticide Testing

This item is exclusively available to our custom recipe clients. 

If you would like to make any pesticide claims on your bars, then we will need to ship them out to a third party Food Testing Laboratory for relevant testing. These tests may enable our clients to achieve a pesticide free result. However, we cannot guarantee this at all. Only the official testing can do this.

These are the items that are analyzed:

 Organochlorine Residue Analysis -- The far right column represents the parts per million that result in reaching the 'detection limit' for that item.

Alachlor (Lasso)

ND

ppm

0.01

Alpha Lindane (α- BHC)

ND

ppm

0.01

Aldrin

ND

ppm

0.01

Atrazine

ND

ppm

0.03

Chlorothalonil

ND

ppm

0.03

DDE

ND

ppm

0.01

DDD

ND

ppm

0.05

DDT

ND

ppm

0.03

Delta Lindane (δ- BHC)

ND

ppm

0.03

Dicofol

ND

ppm

0.05

Dieldrin

ND

ppm

0.10

Endosulfan I

ND

ppm

0.03

Endosulfan Sulfate

ND

ppm

0.25

Endrin

ND

ppm

0.05

Heptachlor

ND

ppm

0.01

Hexachlorobenzene

ND

ppm

0.01

Methoxychlor

ND

ppm

0.01

Mirex

ND

ppm

0.01

Oxadiazon

ND

ppm

0.03

Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB)

ND

ppm

0.01

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

BZ# (2,2,3,4,5,5-pentachlorobiphenyl)

ND

ppm

0.05

BZ# 31 (2,4,5- Trichlorobiphenyl)

ND

ppm

0.01

BZ# 52 (2,2,5,5- Tetrachlorobiphenyl)

ND

ppm

0.01

BZ# 141 (2,2,3,4,5,5- Hexachlorobiphenyl)

ND

ppm

0.01

BZ# 180 (2,2,3,4,4,5,5- Heptachlorobiphenyl)

ND

ppm

0.05

Tetradifon (Tedion)

ND

ppm

0.01

Trifluralin (Treflan)

ND

ppm

0.01

Vinclozolin (Ronilan)

ND

ppm

0.03

 

 

Organophosphate and Organonitrogen Screen

Chlorpyriphos

ND

ppm

0.03

Chlorpyrifos-methyl

ND

ppm

0.03

Coumaphos

ND

ppm

0.03

Diazinon

ND

ppm

0.03

Dichlorvos

ND

ppm

0.05

Dimethoate

ND

ppm

0.25

Diphenylamine

ND

ppm

0.03

Ethion

ND

ppm

0.05

Fenitrothion

ND

ppm

0.50

Fludioxonil

ND

ppm

0.05

Hexazinone

ND

ppm

0.01

Kresoxim-methyl

ND

ppm

0.03

Malathion

ND

ppm

0.50

Metalaxyl (Mefenoxam)

ND

ppm

0.03

Methamidophos

ND

ppm

0.03

Methidathion

ND

ppm

0.10

Methyl Parathion

ND

ppm

0.03

Myclobutanil

ND

ppm

0.03

Pendimethalin

ND

ppm

0.05

Phosalone

ND

ppm

0.03

Phosmet

ND

ppm

0.03

Pirimiphos-methyl

ND

ppm

0.03

Propetamphos

ND

ppm

0.03

Pyriproxifen

ND

ppm

0.03

Ronnel

ND

ppm

0.05

Terbacil

ND

ppm

0.05

Pyrethroid Pesticide Residues

Bifenthrin

ND

ppm

0.01

Cyfluthrin

ND

ppm

0.03

Cypermethrin

ND

ppm

0.03

 

 

Esfenvalerate (Asana)

ND

ppm

0.03

Permethrin (mixed isomers - total)

ND

ppm

0.03

 

At the end of this process, you will receive a final short report on the findings.


$ 750.00