As consumers today we have put much trust to manufacturers with the food we consume that we fail to spend time to analyse the labels before tossing a box of cereal into our shopping carts. While some of the makers of our food put a huge importance to nutrition, that is not always the case. With food coming from every part of the world and the inefficiency of governments over regulations, what we put in our mouths may cause more danger to our health, or do nothing at all, versus the supposed nourishment food is intended for. Enter a North Carolina-based startup, INRFOOD which offers a revolutionary application with the same name for mobile devices. By simply using barcodes to identify products and cross-checking them to their growing database of 250,000 products, users of the app will be able to view color-coded ingredients that inform you of their nutritional quality. Highlighted in red are ingredients that need to be avoided, yellow for moderation and green for ingredients that are nutritious.
InRFood also flags medical and cultural alerts for ingredients that may not be suitable for person with allergies – like allergies to egg, fish, gluten, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, and nuts. It also flags foods for diabetics. those who are pregnant, those with heart condition or healthy eaters who want to stay vegan or vegetarian.
Available for both iOS and Android devices, the app can be downloaded for free by visiting INRFOOD.