This started as an April fools joke but the company has made a limited run of prototypes, the spokesman said, and no release date or price has been set.
"If I carried these chopsticks around with me everywhere, I think I'd die of hunger," wrote another.
From recycled cooking oil to fox meat and chemicals, a litany of food scandals have turned Chinese diners' stomachs, but a new "smart chopsticks" concept could put the answer in their hands.
Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat have been unveiled by Chinese tech company Baidu.
A spokesman said the company in April had "no serious intention of actually pursuing this, but it generated a lot of excitement both internally and externally".