Despite the fact that more and more companies are labeling their products gluten free. Shopping for gluten free food products is NOT easy. In fact, it can be downright stressful trying to read and translate labels. And, even when you figure it out, a company can change their recipe without you knowing. So what was once a gluten free product is not gluten free anymore.
In my perfect world, everything in the grocery store would be required to have a label stating “Gluten Free” or “Not Gluten Free”. Maybe someday we will get there. But, for now, it is what it is. And, while I cannot plan on things changing instantly, I found an app that is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!
The app is called “The Gluten Free Scanner – Barcode Scanner” by Lluis Guiu. It uses your phone’s camera to scan different grocery products, and then tells you whether or not the product contains gluten. No food label reading. Quick. Easy.
The app contains a database of over 500,000+ food and drink products that continues to grow. The database is maintained by a team of registered dietitians, nutritionists and researchers to take care of accuracy each product. There are two different versions of the app, the free version and the full version that costs $3.99.
Check it out!!! It’s a must have for those diagnosed with Celiac Disease.