Foodsniffer Saves You From Food Gone Bad

When I was in college, I lived with one of my sisters for a while. And invariably she would hand me some sort of food or beverage and ask me to taste it because she thought it might be bad. Why I never refused is beyond me, because sometimes it was beyond bad and verging on certain death. But sometimes you have to taste, or at least sniff, food to decide if you should still eat it or not, which as you know can be something of an unpleasant experience.

Foodsniffer wants to take the human nose out of the equation, and I kind of love them for it. Apparently I’m not the only one, as their recent Indiegogo campaign ended with darn near $30,000.00 more pledged than they were asking. Basically, the Foodsniffer is an electronic nose that “sniffs” your food, then sends the data it gathers via Bluetooth to an app on your smartphone or tablet (both iOS and Android), and then tells you if you should eat it or dump it in the trash.

Foodsniffer Saves You From Food Gone Bad

There’s a bunch of science involved, because there are a wide variety of factors that determine whether or not food is good or bad, but I’m not going to get into it because my eyes tend to glaze over when I get information that’s too technical. The video below explains the science behind it if you’re interested.

Imagine how much money you’ll save! We’ve all heard the old axiom, “When in doubt, throw it out”, right? I shudder to think of how much money I’ve wasted tossing things that were probably perfectly fine, but I watched my mother deal with salmonella and it was a long, ugly, nasty ordeal. Up to this point, I’d rather err on the side of caution than get food poisoning. Foodsniffer seems like a godsend, really.

As I mentioned above, they’ve recently completed an Indiegogo campaign for funding, but you can pre-order your Foodsniffer now for a March launch. I assume they’ll take care of their backers before fulfilling orders placed now, but you can probably expect to see your Foodsniffer some time in spring. You’ll have to shell out $120.00 US for one, but when you think about the potential in savings on groceries that should pay for itself in relatively short order.


Source: Digital Trends

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