Claire Koelsch Sand

Smart Dot labelIntelligent packaging communicates to packaging converters, food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, consumers, and post-consumer package handlers. Freshness indicators are used in some intelligent packages to communicate the shelf life of products within the value chain. However, because much food waste occurs after the purchase of food products, it is essential to ensure that freshness indicators also communicate to consumers. The use of freshness indicators that indicate shelf life after …

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).

In This Article

  1. Shelf Life
  2. Food Quality