Industry Night: Food Traceability & Shelf Life

The food you buy in a grocery store has a long journey throughout the supply chain before it gets to your fridge. As the public becomes increasingly more aware of food safety, food traceability experts are doing everything possible to make sure food stays fresh and safe.

Tempix, a Swedish company that specializes in food safety awareness, can now guarantee that your food has been handled properly throughout the supply chain. Essentially, Tempix uses heat-sensitive barcodes that fade when exposed to too high of heat, rendering the product unscannable at checkout.

While there are similar solutions on the market, nothing has caught on at the international, or even national level. Currently, Tempix is in Sweden, but plans to ultimately expand to the rest of Europe.

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Learn more about barcode technology in the food industry.