Transparent Test Patch Determines Food Contamination

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34174
Published April 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A transparent test patch, printed with harmless molecules, signals food contamination as it happens. The patch can be incorporated directly into food packaging, where it can monitor the contents for harmful pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella. The new technology has the potential to replace the traditional “best before” or expiration date on food and drinks.