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Spoiler alert of foods by your phone

A wireless miniaturized sensor can report a ‘spoiler alert’ via a mobile phone by detecting volatile biogenic amines that are produced by spoiled protein-rich foods, providing a feasible solution to identify and prevent food spoilage and promote food safety.

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Fig. 1: Developed sensors can be incorporated into food packages.



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Matsuhisa, N. Spoiler alert of foods by your phone. Nat Food 4, 362–363 (2023).

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