Yup; looks like laser etched fruit is set to hit the shelves in America. We might expect to see it in the UK shortly after that. Slashfood tells us that the authorities in America are ready to approve the technique.
Laser labelling is a method of marking fruit with best before dates and even a text wording of what the fruit actually is that doesn’t use paper or plastic labels. It’s as straight forward as it sounds – lasers are used to tattoo the food with all the relevant information.