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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. from MacLife Previous app store Staff Favorite (USA) iPhone, iPod touch & iPad UNIVERSAL app support, with full Retina graphics (including the new iPad)! 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?Fully searchable, this application lets you quickly & easily access the general information of 450+ food additives (self contained database, so no internet connection needed!). 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 effectsADDITIVE DATA LISTED & SORTED BY: Name 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) Fully instant search supportADDITIVE 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: Full instant search functionality Wikipedia integration for even more detail. Each additive conveniently embeds Wikipedia within the app (internet required for this functionality) 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) Fast, inbuilt database, so no internet required Fancy layout, scrolling and 3D flip card between additive overview & details page Full RETINA (including the new iPad) and iOS fast switching support* 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 EnglishNOTE: 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
What's new in this version:
Now with FULL native iPad support! If you love the iPhone/iPod touch version, wait until your experience the iPad user interface, with full Retina iPad graphics. The app is now fully UNIVERSAL & is a totally FREE update for new & existing Food Additives Quick Guide users.Other new features; Wikipedia is now more tightly integrated with the internal Food Additives DB (meaning, no more dead links). This update includes various other bug fixes and minor improvements. If you like this free update, p... See all new features »