Is It Vegan is a tool for anyone interested in eliminating animal products from their diet.
Simply scan the UPC bar code on the package of any food or beverage product, and you'll see:
Whether the product is vegan, vegetarian, or neither.
A summary classifying the list of ingredients.
A detail list showing which ingredients are vegan, vegetarian, non-vegetarian, etc.
And the original (unclassified) list of ingredients for the product.
After putting each ingredient into a category, Is It Vegan then decides whether the product is suitable for a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Is It Vegan has information on hundreds of thousands of food and beverage products and verifies each of them using a master list containing thousands of pre-classified ingredients.
Users now have the option to upload products, making our database larger than ever!
Notice: Data on products outside the USA is extremely limited at this time. For best results, please scan food products from the USA.
iOS 6.0+ is required to use this app!
*Unfortunately we cannot control the ads that are being displayed, but 25% of the ad revenue will be donated to animal rights organizations*
iOS 11 Support
Improved scanner accuracy
Ratings and Reviews
Good app, but still needs improvement.
I enjoy this app. I’ve been vegan for around seven months now, but still need help every now and again when it comes to ingredients in certain products.
Most of the time, when I scan a product, it will pop up in the app. However, every so often - and MORE often lately - I’ll get a message telling me the product isn’t found. As you can imagine, it gets pretty frustrating after a while. And would it be so hard to contact certain companies to find out if there “natural flavors” are, in fact, vegan?
Also, it would be FANTASTIC if you’d get rid of the ads that have sound. I can’t stand it when I’m in the middle of a store, scan a product, and then some random ad comes blaring out of my phone. It’s rather embarrassing. While you’re at it, discount your app. $5 is ridiculous.
Edit: After using it I do see what people mean in the other reviews. It said this bag of Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream was Definitely Vegan. And only lists three or four ingredients total. When I looked on the bag there was milk in it. Kind of annoying. Great start for people like myself who are new to looking for vegan and nonvegan ingredients in food. I went to test it out in my kitchen and it only recognized a couple of barcodes. Which was a little disappointing in the way of convenience. But I'm still able to type in the information and find out that way. So it's not too bad.
App crashes as soon as you open it
This is a really good app. I’ve used it for 4-5 years here and there. I do also double check the ingredients list myself just in case it said something is vegan that actually isn’t. For the past 6 months this app can’t even be used. As soon as I open it the app crashes and kicks me back to my home screen. You can’t even post on the apps page directly to the app developers with this issue it said 405 action not allowed or something. Don’t know if they even care at this point. I was hoping that there would still be updates for it, improvements, bug fixes, etc but there’s been nothing. Really disappointed and going to delete the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.