Shotej tag.

Remove food wastage through the use of freshness indicator tag Shotej Tag

Shotej Tag is a freshness indicator for perishable produce developed for the food supply chain stakeholders.

Use Case

The Shotej tag will be tagged with the perishable produce and by recording the temperature and humidity of the surrounding at a definite interval it will indicate the expiration time of the produce so those retailers would exactly know what to do with the produce depending on the amount of freshness left in it. .  Not only retailers but transporters, wholesalers and even customers will be benefitted from the product because by knowing exactly when the produce will expire they will decide what to do with it; i.e. whether to store it in a different temperature, consume it or sell it

Potential

"Around 25-30 % of the food that we produce never gets eaten due to wastage"Most of these problems of food wastage from the supply side of things can be rooted back to the problem of not knowing when the food is going to expire or spoiled. Shotej (Fresh) Tag approaches to solve all these by pinpointing the exact time at which the product is going to be spoiled by recording the temperature at regular interval. And this tag can even be used in various industries including perishable foods, drugs and flowers in the developing countries. And that’s how this idea is going to change the world by reducing the amount of food wastage that is happening around the world.

Business Case

One of the primary customers will be the super stores and other food retail stores who have sufficient control over the supply chain and farmers and thus would be able to place shotej tag with the food that they want to source. In this way they can save a lot of money by reducing food wastage with the food that they source and at the same time create a value addition in their their foods to satisfy the customers because they super stores and retail stores would now be able pinpoint the expiry time for the foods. Another target customer would be the government and NGO who wants reduce the food wastage in their country and looking for alternative cheap solution. Shotej tag can be that option for them to reduce necessary food wastage.

Objectives:

  1. Reduce the food wastage that occurs from the supply chains up-to 50% in the developing countries.
  2. Reduce the green house gas emissions that emits from the decomposing foods when foods get thrown away.
  3. Reduce post harvest loss of the developing nations.

Team Shotej Tag

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Our Team

Our Mission

In a country like Bangladesh which has to feed around 200 millions of people, food wastage is a luxury that we can't afford. And on top of that 30% of the produce that we produce gets lost due to post harvest loss. For all of these reasons my team and I are developing the project Shotej tag which will work towards this problem of food wastage and post harvest loss by letting the food supply chain stakeholders know when the food is going to spoil.

Our Background

Shotej Tag is an inexpensive freshness indicator for perishable produce developed for the marginal food supply chain stakeholders. This idea if implemented can bring a huge change to food security scenario of my country Bangladesh which suffers extensively from it. But only having an idea won’t be enough to bring it to life, that’s why my team and I are participating in thought for food challenge to get the necessary help that we will help us in bringing the project into reality.

Our Team

Our Mission

In a country like Bangladesh which has to feed around 200 millions of people, food wastage is a luxury that we can't afford. And on top of that ...Read More

Our Background

Shotej Tag is an inexpensive freshness indicator for perishable produce developed for the marginal food supply chain stakeholders. This idea if implemented can bring a huge change to ...Read More

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