Smart Fridges Demand a Standard for Food Expiry
January 24, 2015
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It would be a simple and helpful effort if supermarkets agreed upon a barcode strategy for food expiry.
Imagine if every product had a barcode with a standard text string such as:
The website barcode-generator.org was used to generate the QR bar code:
Milk Expiry QR Code
Such labelled products could potentially be scanned as you place them in your fridge – with your fridge reminding you of what products are soon to be expired – and alerting you to products already expired.
Hopefully a simple standard could be agreed upon across manufacturers. Already expiry dates are printed on all food products – it would not be too far a stretch to add computer-readable bar codes describing this information as well.