In 2002 isi cited labuza as one of six researchers as the most highly cited scientists in the agriculture and food science area based on an evaluation of the past 20 years he is the author or coauthor of over 289 scientific refereed research articles 18 textbooks 78 book chapters eight patents and more than 100 other semitechnical articles.
perishablefoods of less than30 days shelf life in which the major problem is high temperature abuse semiperishablefoods of greater than30 days but less than 6 months shelf life long shelflife foodsthese are foods of greater than 6 months shelf life in some cases they have been described as nonperishable foods.
The shelf life of a food can be defined as the time period within which the food is safe to consume andor has an acceptable quality to consumers just like any other food frozen foods deteriorate during storage by different modes or mechanisms as summarized in table 191.
For each food an analysis of the pros and cons of open dating in relation to pack date sell date or useby date is made with recommendations based on the scientific shelflife data chapters included are introduction to open dating pp 123 11 ref.
Click to go to shelf life link click to go to presentations link go to tpl amp mks download site dr theodore p labuza is a morse alumni distinguished teaching professor of food science in the department of food science and rahman m and labuza tp 2007 water activity and food preservation chapter 11 in handbook of food preservation.
shelflife of low water activity food products could be calculated from the moisture adsorption isotherm by time of shelflife labuza and altunakar 2007 the critical moisture content and the moisture content when the food product is in equilibrium with a certain relative humidity could be found from the adsorption isotherm estimated.
The evaluation of shelf life of perishable foods is a key aspect of modern production and distribution food freshness is one of the most required attributes by consumers and is ly influenced by storage conditions temperature abuse being one of the main factors affecting the shelf life labuza 1982 singh 1994.
Reviews shelflife prediction theory and application bin fu and theodore p labuza although most food companies have a distinct interest in the shelflife of their food products little has been done to determine true shelflife as a function of variable environmental conditions.
shelflife dating sld is a consequence of food perish ability during storage and distribution labuza 1972 sld can be categorized into several dating systems.