Innovative food freshness indicator extends shelf life
The expiry date of food products is fixed during the packaging and derives from studies, but it causes money losses and food waste. The information offered by existing traceability tools concerning the actual state of freshness and quality of food products is not reliable. The EU-funded ColorSensing project will carry out a feasibility study on an innovative, cost-effective and non-invasive food freshness indicator that reduces food waste. The technology relies on an advanced algorithm to correct colour distortions of quick response codes made of smart inks for sensing parameters inside food packages. Integrated with digital solutions allows for monitoring freshness in packaged foods and extends their shelf life.
Fields of science
Call for proposalSee other projects for this call