17 Nov Insignia Technologies to appear on Channel 4 this evening
Dr Graham Skinner of Insignia Technologies will be appearing on Channel 4 this evening on the TV show ‘Food Unwrapped’ at 8pm.
Insignia Technologies have developed a smart label which helps reduce food waste at home. The label detects when the package is opened and changes colour to indicate if the food is still fresh.
The current advice on ham packets is to consume the product within two days of opening. This may seem like a short period of time, however it has been found that many household refrigerators run at too high a temperature. Therefore the ‘consume within’ advice needs to be overly cautious. Since the After Opening Label changes colour slower when stored in a colder fridge, it gives a more accurate indication of freshness and will often save you throwing out food unnecessarily while it is still safe to eat.
The After Opening Label also addresses other common reasons for household food waste, such as forgetting when you opened the packet and forgetting to use the product while it is still fresh.
Insignia Technologies believe in using science and technology to solve one of the biggest problems households face every day’s food waste. Their patented intelligent inks and plastics have the ability to detect changes in CO2 and temperature. These can be incorporated into colour-changing labels which indicate loss of freshness, temperature abuse or time from opening. They are continually developing new indicators for use in a wide variety of applications in the food sector and other markets.
Best of luck Graham, can’t wait to see you on TV this evening!