5 Top Food Spoilage Detection Solutions impacting Packaging Companies

Curious about new technological advancements in the packaging industry? Explore our analysis of 91 global startups & scaleups and learn how their food spoilage detection solutions impact your business!

Out of 91, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Food Spoilage Detection Solutions

Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on package condition monitoring, printed electronics, smart packaging, and the Internet of Things (IoT). While all of these technologies play a significant role in advancing packaging, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. This time, you get to discover five hand-picked food spoilage detection solutions.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the geographical distribution of 91 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights five packaging startups that we hand-picked based on scouting criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these five startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 86 food spoilage detection solutions, get in touch with us.

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Innoscentia manufactures Food Expiry Sensors

Founding Year: 2015
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Funding: USD 4 M
Collaborate with Innoscentia for Food Storage Sensors

Swedish startup Innoscentia makes sensors that indicate food products’ quality status in real-time. The sensors indicate the freshness of food based on the microbial growth within single packages. Besides, its connected food labels utilize RFID to integrate with devices such as smartphones and other systems to display data. This solution reduces food wastage and increases product shelf life by eliminating large safety margins used by current expiry date systems.

BlakBear develops Food Spoilage Gas Sensors

Founding Year: 2015
Location: London, UK
Partner with BlakBear for Food Supply Chain Monitoring

UK-based startup BlakBear offers connected sensors to monitor food freshness throughout the supply chain. The startup’s patented smart label checks for food spoilage by measuring the content of gases within the package and processing the data using cloud computing. Additionally, its application programming interface (API), Freshness, uses a self-improving model and provides real-time data and shelf-life prediction. This way, BlakBear offers food product spoilage data while improving the visibility of products in supply chains.

Primitives provides Responsive Food Packaging

Founding Year: 2019
Location: San Francisco, US
Funding: USD 4 M
Innovate with Primitives for Smart Plastics

US-based startup Primitives creates intelligent and biodegradable plastics products to reduce food and plastic wastage. The startup’s biomaterial-based smart plastic contains advanced sensing and biodegradation properties. It responds to the environment, detects food spoilage, and monitors food quality in cold chains. As a result, it provides a smart and eco-friendly alternative to typical thin-film packaging in the food industry.

Senoptica builds Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP) Sensors

Founding Year: 2018
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Funding: USD 1,3 M
Use this solution for Non-invasive Food Monitoring

Irish startup Senoptica develops a food mapping sensor to reduce food waste. The startup uses a patented food-safe ink to make its oxygen sensor that allows non-invasive food monitoring. Moreover, after direct printing of the sensor into the map lidding film, it is further scanned on the packaged product using an in-line scanning system to detect leaks. Monitoring oxygen levels within packaging further enables retailers to accurately predict spoilage dates and check package conditions individually.

is it fresh offers IoT-based Smart Tags

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Aachen, Germany
Funding: USD 1,9 M
Reach out to is it fresh for Food Traceability

German startup is it fresh builds a digital platform to enable IoT-based smart packaging. The startup’s smart tags use proprietary printed electronics to measure physical, chemical, or biological changes in products contained within the packaging. Moreover, they are customizable and use cloud computing to track the product freshness data from tags across supply chains. Further, the tracking technology is fully compatible with existing enterprise software solutions. This way, the startup provides a greater level of transparency through the entire value chain.

Where is this Data from & how to Discover More Packaging Startups?

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the packaging industry. The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from our Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & lets you scout relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks. To explore packaging technologies in more detail, let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, download our free Packaging Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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