UB student app to evade food poisoning

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AFSA takes a prize in the Thailand Inventor’s Day 2020 event in Bangkok. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Malang – Livestock products such as meat, eggs, and milk are notorious for being perishable as well as easily damaged. Poor handling or storage can spoil such foods, making them unsafe for human consumption. Concerned about such conditions, six Universitas Brawijaya (UB) students were moved to create an application based on a “Digital Transformation for Food Safety”; its implementation was through the Educational Facilities in Animal Science and Human Health (AFSA). 

AFSA was created by M. Alfan Nurdin, Saskia Amalia Puspita Dewi, Rifaldi Fadilah, Siti Nur Ulpah, Himatul Ulya Al Ulumiyah from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, and Muslimaturrahma from the Faculty of Medicine; applications educate the public about food safety and how to properly handle fresh animal products. Three icons include tips, a check of product quality and profiles. 

The AFSA main menu accesses information about livestock products, from prices to cases of food poisoning. The tips menu contains several recommendations for food safety, such as storage and processing. There are recommendations about dealing with livestock products, along with menus from other countries. 

“Users can also check the quality of products by exchanging chats with the admin. Thus, they can learn how safe a product is for consumption,” Alfan explained, as quoted by UB Public Relations, Thursday (02/13/2020). 

Thanks to AFSA, the work of the collaboration team between the faculties was awarded a silver medal in the Thailand Inventor’s Day 2020 event at the International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation, and Technology Exposition in Bangkok, Thailand, 2-6 February 2020. (*/est)