Spoilage Safeguard

Food packaging incorporates smart sensors that track expiration

Implications - As consumers continue to prioritize wellness through dietary choices, many are embracing smart food packaging systems that measure a particular attribute of the product as a means of avoiding spoilage, which is of particular concern for individuals who buy organic produce. An example of the allure the of tech-assisted management of one's own health, such systems help consumers cut down on food waste, while also providing peace of mind around foodborne illness.
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