Does it happen to you to store expired food in your fridge? Would you throw it away, or dangerously try to eat it? While our eyes and nose might conclude a cut of meat is safe to eat, some brands use tricky methods, like adding carbon monoxide into beef packaging, to maintain the red color associated with freshness. So, PERES have the answer for you ! This first-of-its-kind handheld device and mobile app provides information about the freshness and quality of meat, poultry, and fish.
To operate the device, users simply point the PERES at meat and click a button. It works by analyzing a sample of the gases for volatile organic compounds and amonia. Within a few seconds, users receive information on their smartphone or tablet about the food’s freshness… showing if the steak there were going to eat has already turned bad.
This innovative device could reduce the number of instances of food poisoning, which strikes approximately one in six Americans each year, while also minimizing the amount of food waste by letting consumers know when meat is still edible.