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Take control of what you eat today.
Food additives may have revolutionized the mass production of the food that we consume, but at what cost to your health?
This application lets you quickly & easily access the general information of 450+ food additives (self contained database, so no internet connection needed!).
Avoid those additives that are potentially dangerous or unsafe to your health & see which ones are considered safe. This application is perfect for those at risk, the health conscious, parents, vegetarians, vegans and/or people on religious based diets.
Not all food additives are bad for your health, but a large percentage have been associated with a whole range of potential health risks & side effects, that include:
■ Allergies & skin reactions,
■ Asthma & breathing difficulties,
■ Baby & infant related risks,
■ Digestive upsets,
■ Eye damage & effects,
■ Genetic DNA mutations,
■ Gluten intolerance (Celiac disease),
■ Histamine inhibitors / freeing,
■ Hyperactivity in children,
■ Migraines & headaches,
■ Tumors / carcinogens,
■ Salicylate sensitivity (aspirin etc),
■ Vitamin deficiency and/or effects.
ADDITIVE DATA LISTED & SORTED BY:
■ Number (International Numbering System),
■ Risk type (i.e. dangerous, unsafe, unknown or safe),
■ Symptom type (i.e. asthma, gluten, tumors, allergies, digestive etc),
■ Diet type (i.e. substance derived from animal, plant, insect, bacteria or fermentation, synthetic, mineral etc).
ADDITIVE DETAILS SHOWN:
■ Additive number (e.g. E150b), additive name & other name they may go by,
■ Substance origin (plant, synthetic, animal, mineral, fish, insect, bacteria, gas etc),
■ General use & function of the additive,
■ Food industry classes & (coloring agent, preservative, emulsifier etc.),
■ Food products associated with the additive,
■ Known & potential side effects relating to the additive,
■ Maximum or adequate daily intake (ADI) of the additive,
■ Dietary restrictions (helpful for vegetarian, vegan & religion based diets),
■ Countries unapproved for use as a food additive (currently Europe & Australian data).
OTHER KEY FEATURES:
■ Color coded by risk (red=danger, orange=unsafe, unknown=blue, safe=green),
■ Icons for all symptom types (i.e. asthma, gluten, tumors, allergies, digestive etc),
■ Icons for all substance origin types (i.e. synthetic, mineral, fish animal based etc),
■ Flag icons for countries unapproved (Europe & Australia),
■ Each additive has a Wikipedia internet link, for further information (please note: some links may be inactive),
■ Fast, inbuilt database, so no internet required,
■ Fancy layout, scrolling and 3D flip card between additive overview & details page,
■ AD REMOVED in V1.5.5.
* PARTIAL multilingual language^ support inbuilt (labels, heading names etc. only. You can switch between English (native), French, German, Spanish, Italian (native), Dutch (native) & Japanese. Note: Languages that aren’t native are software translated from native English.
NOTE: Data is consolidated from a number of public / open sources, including; CAC (Codex), FDA, Government food Standards agencies etc and is for general private use only.
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