There's been a flurry of food contamination recently - raising the important question: how can consumers easily, and instantly, tell if the food they have is safe?
- Botulism in baby food
- E.coli in mushrooms
- E.coli in Taco Bell's lettuce
- E.coli in spinach
- Salmonella in peanut butter
We are entering an era analogous to the post-Tylenol scare; when tamper-evident packaging became de rigeur. Perhaps it is time for unit-level traceability to become expected - even demanded - by consumers?
The technology is available today to do it.