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Spotlight on September's Smarter Future Award winner, Alex Bond, co-founder of Fresh Check

Thu, 24 November 2016

Alex Bond won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award in September 2016.

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Fresh Check has developed a chemical that changes from blue to orange in the presence of bacteria, allowing users to identify areas that are dangerously contaminated. This has been incorporated into a label that sits inside food packaging which changes colour when food has actually spoiled. 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted around the world each year; one of the major causes of this wastage is the disposal of food that is still fit for consumption, despite what is indicated on the use-by date. The Fresh Check smart label provides a direct readout of food quality by monitoring the level of bacteria present in food and changing colour from blue to orange when it reaches a dangerous level. 
The business has also developed a spray version that can allow people to confirm the cleanliness of surfaces where cleanliness is paramount. 

John Simpson (L) and Alex Bond of Fresh Check. 


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