Our application tracks the status of perishables for consumers, distributors, and aid organizations (i.e. Red Cross). We attach data to the bar codes distributors use to label their products including but not limited to a perishable's expiration date. When the bar code is scanned at purchase, the receipt is printed with a QR code detailing the expiration of the purchased goods. We store that information and as the expiration date approaches, we notify the owner of the goods via text message that their food is about to expire. For the consumer side, we can recommend recipes that use the rapidly spoiling food to help people finish their food and limit waste.
spoil yourself, not your food