Friday, October 15, 2010

iPhone Instant Food Allergy ALERTS!

The following is from

Ontario (May 11, 2010) – With food allergies reaching epidemic proportions around the globe, a new iPhone application launched today aims at offering long‐overdue relief and peace of mind to food allergy sufferers.

MyFoodFacts™ available today through the Apple App Store, is a first‐of‐its‐kind Smartphone application designed to help food allergy sufferers identify and shop for allergy‐free products. Using the iPhone camera, shoppers simply scan the UPC barcode to gain instant access to food label information. With a strict focus only on food allergies, MyFoodFacts™ provides food allergen sufferers with immediate food allergy alerts when allergy risks such as milk, wheat, fish, soy, shellfish, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame seeds are found. With MyFoodFacts™ shoppers can:

•Scan barcodes in the supermarket aisle or in their cupboard
•Be immediately alerted to food allergies
•Easily read label ingredients on the iPhone
•Maintain a history of scanned items
•Personalize MyFoodFacts™ for specific food allergen alerts
•Be alerted to common food allergen derivatives
•Search for specialty food allergens


  1. Oooh we love our iPhone! It is amazing how it can read barcodes and hubs LOVES testing that! Our son has food allergies and we have not tried this route yet. Makes me scared. He was so bad at one point that he had terrible eczema and intolerances on top of severe allergies. Fortunately he is so much better though since taking Belly Boost probiotics with his skin and intolerances. This is great tho for info! Thanks.

  2. Thanks Smiling Green Mom glad you enjoyed the post. I've been thinking about a new phone, lately, and I came across this! I sooooo wish I had this technology seven years ago when this all began!

  3. Oh My Goodness, we just got an iPhone 4 and I'm amazed at all the things it can do, but this is awesome! We need to look into this! Thanks for the info;) This will be so helpful!!