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When purchasing groceries in a supermarket you can not always count on the written out ingredients as a vegetarian or vegan. In addition, many of these ingredients are not known to the consumer. A brand new app now saves the protracted research on the Internet.
With the app "Vegan Scanner“ the consumer can easily scan the barcode on the food packaging with his mobile phone camera and receives an appraisal to the product. At first the app was developed especially for vegans, nevertheless, it recognises also whether products fit to the vegetarian requirements. Beside food appraisals also statements about cosmetics products should become possible in close future.
Last updated 6 Aug 2015
Published 14 May 2014
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal-derived products with an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming all animal related products. This means meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived substances. A trip to the supermarket however, often turns into a nightmare for vegans, because of the often confusing ingredient labeling on many of the items. Vegan Scanner lets you scan the item's barcode with your iOS or Android's camera and get information about the product.
As a vegan, when in the supermarket buying groceries, it can be a very dodgy thing to have to rely on the label to tell you exactly what is in the product that you want to buy. Information on the ingredients can be incorrect or misleading while many of the ingredients aren't even known to the consumer. Rather than scouring the internet for information, Vegan Scanner is a brand new food and drink app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android that does that does the job for you. Consumers can simply scan the barcode on the food packaging with their smartphone camera and you'll receive an appraisal of the product. This eliminates the need to manually read over each grocery item and can catch animal derived ingredients that you may have missed or were unaware of. You can get an idea which products you should buy based on previous scans...