At ACS Laboratory, we conduct real-time and accelerated shelf-life and stability testing at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months so you can accurately define the life of your product. This allows you to determine shelf life, which is the number of days the product remains stable based on recommended storage conditions. Armed with that knowledge, you can give customers the confidence they need to purchase and safely store your product.
Flowers/Plants, Derivative Products and Edibles
Why it matters?
What we test?
What We Test For?
How We Test?
We conduct accelerated and real-time and stability tests using advanced stability chambers. During a real-time test, we analyze products at the recommended environmental conditions and monitor them for the full duration of the requested shelf-life test. During an accelerated test, we speed up the normal aging process by storing the product at elevated external conditions, such as higher temperatures, pH and humidity. Then we determine the rate of degradation, which we use to predict the recommended storage lengths.
Often regulators prefer real-time stability tests because they are more precise, but real-time tests are also more time-consuming. In order to expedite the process, customers often request both tests so that they can proceed to market while waiting for the real-time results.
Desired Shelf Life Tested
Time in Chamber
How to submit a sample for testing?
The process to submit a sample of your flower or product is easy. Plus, if you live in Florida, you can request our courier service from anywhere in the state. Simply request your test and we’ll review the submission process or arrange to collect a sample right away.