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Do you know whether the packaged food item real or fake?

Monday - July 8, 2019 1:12 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL
'Smart Consumer' app helps consumer
'Smart Consumer' app helps consumer

Find out all formation about packaged food from 'Smart Consumer' app 

JUNE 08 (WTN) - The trend of eating out of home and specially packed items in modern times has increased. Due to the busy routine, nowadays the sale of packed food is increasing day by day. But if we tell you that the packed food which you eat, whether it is pure, real and authentic? You must have shocked through by reading this. Indeed, when buying any packed food product from the market, the customer believes on the details written on the packet, the consumer believes that such the information written on it is right, and on those bases a customer uses it.

But for your information, let you know that in this era of modernity, the selling of counterfeit packed food item is high in the market. Counterfeit packed food products packets look like exactly the real product, and it is very difficult to identify whether it its real or fake in this case. Many times people have become sick due to use of counterfeit packed food products. An app called 'Smart Consumer' has been launched for the convenience of the general public troubled by counterfeit food products. This app will help the customer to get complete information about food items. The 'Smart Consumer' app has been developed by the Indian Government, Consumer Ministry and FSSAI with the help of an NGO.

There is a claim that with the help of 'Smart Consumer' App, the customer will be able to get accurate information about packaged food items. So let's tell you how this app works, and how this app can help you to identify real and fake products.

To use the Smart Consumer app, first download it from Google Play Store or iOS. For your information, let you know that the GS1 is written under the Smart Consumer app. In fact, this app gives all the information about the product after scanning the barcode given on the packed food packet. To know about any product, first open this app on your smartphone. After opening the app, scan the bar code of that product with the help of this app to know about any product you want to know.

Many times the barcode scans can’t be done, so you can also use the GTIN number written near the barcode. As soon as you scan the barcode, or use a GTIN number, then all the information related to the packed food product such as the manufacturer of the product, price of the product, the date of packing and expiry and the FSSAI license will be available on your smartphone. If all this information shows after scanning the product on your smartphone, then this means that the product is true according to the Smart Consumer App.

If there is no complete information about the product on the smartphone after scanning the barcode of the product, or after entering the GTIN number then according to the Smart Consumer app either the product is counterfeit, or the manufacturer has not provided the information related to the product. If the packaging and sticker of a product are bad, then all the information about the product can be obtained with the help of this app.

So you have seen how easy it is that with the help of Smart Consumer app, you can find out whether any packed food product is pure or counterfeit fake. We advise you to collect all the information about that packed food item product before using it, because it is possible whether you may use counterfeit packed food item. It may be dangerous for your health. So be careful and alert through using this app.