|The National Food Institute (NFI) of Thailand is committed to increasing consumer knowledge on food safety of everyday food items and restaurants, as well as awareness of food contaminants and food-borne diseases. As the country progresses with its Thailand 4.0 initiative, NFI has developed and launched the Food Safety AR app to educate the country’s increasingly tech-savvy and health-conscious population on food safety. The app’s knowledge base was built from research by the NFI, in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Development Agency, National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
The Food Safety AR app allows users to scan food items and packaging, before displaying food safety information on residue, contaminants and pathogens, and other food-related risks. Currently, the app allows users to scan livestock, fishery, fruit and vegetable, and cereal products. In addition, the Food Safety AR app also provides 105 food safety infographics, video animations, and a list of 100 restaurants that are compliant with food safety regulations.