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A quantitative, multifunctional, non-invasive and cost-effective food freshness indicator to reduce food waste

Project description

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.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Morales 21, 1º L
08029 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 000,00