Hello to everyone,
I've been trying to find the shelf life of a jam only based on the microbiological factors. I am trying to see how this part works first. It is my second time doing this test and I am confused!
So, I inoculated jam of the same lot with the same amount of microorganisms and I stored them in the same conditions. The examination lasted a month, and I analyzed the products, every 2-3 days.
The number of the microorganisms was stable during the whole examination process. The log phase wasn't reached. I am attaching the growth curve for the dmfit.
So, my question is, can I find the shelf life based on these findings?