Food safety devices are being optimized to bring consumers peace of mind anywhere and at any time. This has become increasingly easier as the Internet of Things enables on-the-go availability and immense access to information. Taiwan User-Friendly Sensors and Tech (TFT) is a start-up that is diving in headfirst with a product that consists of an allergen-extracting kit, an allergen-sensing chip, and an allergen signal reader. All of these are tied through a smartphone application.
The food safety device is like a database that identifies the allergens in different food and locations, allowing users to be more mindful when it comes to exposure. TFT's product can also assist in "quality control and inspection of restaurants, food processing factories, and even hospitals."
In addition, TFT is working on additional modules for its food safety device that will be able to detect pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, and more.