Have a Kid With Food Allergies? Going Lactose or Gluten Free? New App Lets You Scan Food for Contents
By Briyahna Rice
If you have food allergies, Celiac disease or are just living wheat or lactose free, now there’s an app to help simplify food shopping. Simply scan the bar code of the product and the new app, Ipiit –The Food Ambassador, will tell you what’s in it. Every person with a food allergy understands the risks, complications, and uncertainty that come with grocery shopping and enjoying certain foods. And anyone who has a child worries about unknowingly triggering an allergic reaction. Ipiit even makes it easier to spot high fructose corn syrup.
The Ipiit Food Ambassador app, now available on Iphone and Android platforms, allows you to check a product for ingredients based on the food preferences you have set up. This includes almond free, celery free, gluten free, lactose free, wheat free, and Corn Syrup/HFCS Free. The app uses graphics to help you determine whether or not a product is okay to eat or not. You can also compare products and rate products for others in the community.