Efforts to reduce food waste may include the use of active and intelligent (A&I) packaging. Literature has pointed out the links between climate change, natural resource depletion, and food waste, and suggests that using A&I packaging to prolong product freshness and slow down spoilage of perishable fruit and meat has the diversion potential of 72,000 tons and an economic value of $167 million. As innovations in packaging advance, if allowed to do so, the impact of these products could be of greater benefit, not only in reducing food waste but also in improving food safety.
Companies that will benefit from FreshAI include supermarkets, cafeterias, food production facilities, restaurants, quick-service food chains and convenience stores seeking to quickly improve profit margins and achieve waste reduction goals.
April 11, 2018
Farmstead, what is dubbed as the nation's first artificial intelligence-powered digital micro-grocer, launched FreshAI, a new B2B platform that opens Farmstead's AI predictive analytics business management model to food industry companies across the food sector.
A recent study on date stamping shows that confusion over date marking and other food label information contributes to as much as 10 percent of the annual 88 million tonnes (97 US tons) of food waste in the European Union.