A packaging has been created to help prevent harmful bacteria in products
Canadian scientists have developed a packaging tray that detects the presence of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli, and listeria in raw meat and other food products
The tray has slanted edges that allow the food juice to flow towards a sensor at the bottom of the packaging. The data can be analyzed using a special mobile application, which reassures buyers about the safety of the products.
This technology will replace expensive and time-consuming laboratory tests for food, and reduce the number of foodborne illnesses. Each year, up to 600 million people suffer from infections caused by spoiled food.
Similar technology is already being used in Japan and other countries. The Canadian development has the potential to make it more affordable and widely available.