In the SQF section of 2.3.1 it mentions shelf life trials and all that fun stuff. Our shelf life is 6 months. We currently don't do shelf life studies, all of our ingredients (we roast nuts and make trail mixes) has a shelf life of over 6 months. So my question is how can I provide anything to support the following:
188.8.131.52 Product formulation, manufacturing processes and the fulfillment of product requirements shall be validated by site trials, shelf life trials and product testing. 184.108.40.206 Shelf life trials where necessary shall be conducted to establish and validate a product’s:
i. Handling, and storage requirements including the establishment of “use by” or “best before dates";
ii. Microbiological criteria; and
iii. Consumer preparation, storage and handling requirements. 220.127.116.11 Records of all product design, process development, shelf life trials and approvals shall be maintained.