Just in time for the holidays, Food Quality Sensor Insternational of Lexington, MA recently unveiled a device to ensure your guests aren’t sickened by your holiday feast.
The SensorfreshQTM is a hand-held scanner that directly and accurately measures the bacterialogical activity in fresh meat and poultry, according to the company’s website.
Funny, I was just reading something in a magazine this morning about new labels on fresh meat which can tell the consumer just how fresh it is. Turns out the technology of that label (called freshQTM), which tells everyone from the retailer to the consumer about the freshness of the meat, is also a product of FQSI.
The SensorfreshQ takes things a step further – allowing the consumer to check for freshness even if one of those nifty labels isn’t already attached to the meat you want to purchase. Simply keep the handheld unit on hand after you bring home your meat and follow the directions. Upon testing you can find out if the product is “fresh,” “still fresh” (eat within two days) or “freshness not assured.”
I wonder if local grocers will accept the product as a return or exchange if you show up at the customer service desk with your findings on the non-freshness of your purchase?
Not a bad new gadget to have around to keep you and your family safe. I’m impressed, now to determine whether or not I should hit my Sharper Image and purchase the nifty little device. It’s retailing there for $89.95. I’ll have to think about it.