From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Call it a shopper’s dilemma.
A supermarket bin is down to its last banana or head of lettuce, and the food looks a little tired. There’s a slight bruise, or the color isn’t quite right, and you can’t decide if it’s worth the risk to shell out money for something that could turn out to be a dud.
Harsha Prakki, 19, of Franklin, might be on her way to developing a product that could solve such a problem, and could even put $1 million in her bank account if she wins an upcoming international competition.
Prakki’s invention, which is still in the design stage, is a “sticker” placed on fruits and vegetables to indicate their freshness level. She said many consumers throw away food by the manufacturer’s listed sell-by dates, believing it’s no longer fresh. However, many foods can still be eaten safely, and her sticker is designed to guarantee how long food remains fresh enough to eat."
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|if the sticker is in any shade of blue, then the item is still within its freshness period, and good to eat|