The Fresh Code is a an Intelligent Barcode

 - Mar 18, 2010
References: yankodesign
For someone who is not a veteran grocery shopper, the Fresh Code barcodes may be the best innovation concept ever. Scratch that; even veterans will find this highly useful. Graphing the freshness level of produce, the Fresh Code barcodes ensure you might never have to go home with bad groceries again.

The brainchild of Sisi Yuan, Yiwu Qiu, Lei Zhao, Qiulei Huang, Lijun Zhang and Weihang Shu, the Fresh Code barcodes are codes that fades with time. When a code reaches '0,' it means the food item should either be thrown out or simply not sold.