Mobile Future

Food Safety Innovation: Smart Packaging

Thanks to the Internet of Things, our food is becoming fresher, safer, and more informative.  A recent article in Forbes reveals how companies are taking advantage of “smart packaging”.

Micro-sensor technology can monitor a beverage’s temperature and freshness along with a foods “best by” date to ensure you’re getting the freshest fuel for your body.  In addition, these connected sensors can promote food safety by telling if packages have been tampered with in any way. For instance, Seafood Analytics developed sensory evaluation methods to detect any warning signs that could lead to fish contamination, such as knowing are fish were caught, harvested, and put on ice.  Smart packaging can even make trips to the grocery store easier and more informative by allowing customers to scan a package and receive additional information on nutritional value, recipes, and other valuable details.

To read more about the sweet future of food, click here.