► TRY IT FREE: 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, Celiac sufferers and/or people on religious based diets.
► 4 Stars 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?

This application lets you quickly & easily access the general information of up to 450+ food additives (self contained database, so no internet connection needed!) PLEASE NOTE: This free version has only 50 additives, so you can see what it is like before committing to buying the full version via an in-app purchase.

Take this quick guide with you next time you visit the supermarket, check product packaging for additives & find them fast to help understand their potential effects.

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

- FULL VERSION via IN-APP Purchase

■ If you like the app, instantly unlock & upgrade to the full paid version with all 450+ food additives


■ Full search functionality
■ 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)


■ 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)


■ Full instant search functionality
■ Wikipedia integration for even more detail. Each additive conveniently embeds Wikipedia within the app
■ Full RETINA (including the new iPad) and iOS fast switching support
■ 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

■ PARTIAL multilingual language^ support inbuilt (labels, heading names etc. only. You can switch between English (native), French, German (native), Spanish, Italian (native), Dutch (native) & Japanese.

What’s New

Version 2.6.2

- Enable/disable sound effects via new icon on about page
- Chinese language (partial) support

Ratings and Reviews

Lea.R ,

Too much crap

So many colors and crap! Needs to be more simple!!! Please!!!

IrvinC ,

Seems like a wealth of info on food additives

Our grand kids are on restricted diets related to many additives supposedly greatly affecting attention and ADHD. I've had some doubts about some of "information". Controlled studies are not as confirming of that, but the anecdotal reports of some zealous groups can be persuasive to some. Hopefully this is Will give me a more independent reference to check on what's known and what's in doubt from another source.

Some things are not easy or simple. There's a lot of additives on the list here, but I also see a lot of food additives listed as ingredients on things we have in the fridge that aren't on the list yet. Keep up the good work.

Thank you.

Horse girl at heart ,

Missing Migraine Triggers

Bought this app for family allergy & sensitivity & breezed past migraine section. I've had migraines since adolescence & they are a common problem in my family. Weather & hormone fluctuations are unpredictable, but food & additives we avoid. This list comes up short. Missing very common triggers-

Tannins (like red wine & walnuts)
Sodium Nitrate
Sodium Benzoate
Potassium Sorbate


21.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
  1. 450+ Food Additives $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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