National university of Ireland, Ireland
Title: Smartphone controlled system to monitor and record the presence of oxygen in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) food products
Biography: Gearóid O Laighin
The presence of excessive amounts of oxygen inside a food package at any point in the supply chain represents a real problem for the food industry, since it usually results in a detrimental effect on the food products contained with in that packaging. In an effort to counteract this problem, the food industry adopts many techniques to remove oxygen from the interior of packaged goods in order extend the shelf-lives of food products.In response to this identified need for a food-packaging based oxygen sensor,this paper describes the design of a smartphone enabled, RFID-based electronic system to monitor and record the presence of oxygen in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) food products throughout the supply chain.