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About Food additives

Food Additives is a free, ad-free application, which helps you identify more than 650 additives (E numbers) that are present in many everyday food products.


For each additive:
✦ The level of danger
✦ The origin (animal, vegetable, chemical ...)
✦ the type (Food coloring, emulsifier, preservative ...)
✦ The name and all the possible names
✦ the status that lets you know if the additive is halal / kosher / vegetarian or vegan.
✦ A highly optimized search mode (by number, eg 124 or by name, eg: Cochineal Red)
✦ Integrated sorting mode to simplify navigation through our database
✦ A complete and up-to-date database (more than 650 food additives)
✦ A dictionary of the most used words in the world of additives
✦ Information on nanoparticles and ultra-processed foods
✦ Sources for more details (using internet)

A product scan option :

Since version 2.0 the application offers a paid scan service.
More than 500,000 international products available via the Open Food Facts database, hence the following new permissions requests :

- Permission to use the camera: to be able to scan a product the application uses the camera.
Note: It is not possible to take pictures or record videos via the app.

- Permission to use the internet: as you can imagine, a database of more than 500 000 products can not be downloaded to the device, therefore the application accesses the internet to collect the data of each scanned product.

What does the scan option offer?

For each scanned product:

✦ List of food additives where each additive is clickable to display details
✦ List of ingredients with allergens in bold
✦ Possible traces of gluten, nuts, milk ... etc.
✦ The origin of the ingredients

We are reachable by e-mail for any questions or suggestions for the improvement of the application.

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Haidy Salem
I love this app
Marc Dupond
very informative
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