Condition sensor can be printed directly on to food packaging

Senoptica Technologies, a deep-tech packaging sensor technology company based in Ireland, has created a new sensor to monitor the condition of packaged, perishable food products using a food-safe ink that can be printed directly onto the inside of the packaging, it says. The patented sensor measures the oxygen level inside modified atmosphere food packs in real-time.

The company is a spin-out company from Trinity College, Dublin and is on a mission to help halve food waste by 2030 on fresh packaged foods. The technology at its core is a novel packaging sensor that can measure the atmosphere surrounding the food in fresh food packs. The sensor can indicate the condition of the food in real time and help to avoid good food being thrown away, according to the company...


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