Food Additives 2 12+

Check the safety of your food‪.‬


Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



Avoid food additives that are potentially dangerous or unsafe to your health & see which ones are considered safe. Take control of what you eat today.

► This application is perfect for those at risk, the health conscious, parents, vegetarians, vegans and/or people on religious based diets.

Food additives may have revolutionized the mass production of the food that we consume, but at what cost to your health? Fully searchable, this app lets you quickly & easily access the general information of 450+ food additives (no internet connection required!).

► Previous App Store Staff Favorite (USA)
► 4 Stars from MacLife
► iPhone, iPad, Mac (made for iPad) UNIVERSAL app support

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


■ 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 support


■ 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 (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

* 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 English

NOTE: Data is consolidated from a number of public / open sources, including; CAC (Codex), FDA, Government Food Standards agencies etc and is for general private and non-medical use only.

What’s New

Version 2.6.3

Now support the latest iOS, bug fixes and more

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

4229k ,


No mention of Maltrodextrin and its many side effects, sometimes very serious and is being put in many foods as an flavor enhancer etc. a must to be listed and its side effects.

LadyIce830 ,


Just glanced thru at first and right away saw amaranth. Being GF I am familiar with the grain, but is listed here as a "synthetically manufactured azo dye" also known as "food red 9". It should also be listed as Red Dye 2 and in fairness a disclaimer placed that this is not the same as the grain as not everyone who sees the listing will be aware or know to check for themselves. Some may even claim fraudulent information. It makes the app look less credible... It's not helpful if I have to cross reference every listing because of a lack of clarity within the app creating doubt.

SomeFdUPLiberal ,

Well made and informative

Few apps are as informative with good UI. They do a great job of informing about additives, written in a way that anyone can understand what is in their food. A must have for people who eat stuff.

Developer Response ,

Thanks you so much SomeFdUPLiberal for the great review & support, it's greatly appreciated :-) Kind Regards WebArtisan Apps

App Privacy

The developer, IGRASS PTY LTD, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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