April 20, 2018 6:49 am Leave your thoughts
Have you heard about the new gluten-free food checker app from Coeliac UK? If you’re a coeliac, or avoiding gluten for other reasons, this is a really useful new feature, providing information on thousands of food products that are safe to eat.
The app has a barcode scanner to give immediate information on products you’re interested in, along with lists of ingredients and nutritional information for hundreds of products. There are ready-made ‘safe to eat’ product lists, as well as the option to develop a personalised shopping list. A video explaining the labelling system makes it easy to select from the options widely available in supermarkets. You can also add in extra filters to fit any other dietary requirements – there are 14 other allergen options to choose from.
Is the Checker app free?
The app is free and can be downloaded from the usual places: the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. However, you need Coeliac UK membership details to be able to access it – meaning that it is, in effect, included in the price of your membership of the charity.
The Gluten free on the Move app
Coeliac UK previously established the Gluten free on the Move app. This deals with food and drink options too, but also has a venue guide, using location settings to list places near to you that are recommended and accredited by Coeliac UK. Anyone can download this app and use its free services, which include a guide to help you understand food labelling, a simple gluten-free checklist, eating out tips, and the latest news from Coeliac UK, including food alerts. Once again, though, to access the full range of options on the app, you need to be a member of Coeliac UK.
At present, the charity is running both of its apps simultaneously, to find out what works best for its members.
Naturally Good Food and gluten-free food
Naturally Good Food is just as keen as Coeliac UK to help coeliacs eat proper, safe, gluten-free food! We’re an online gluten-free food specialist, with years of experience of supplying coeliacs, and others on gluten-free diets, with just what they need for a healthy, balanced and delicious diet.
NGF is the UK supplier of the Orgran gluten-free range, which has a gluten-free alternative for just about every product you can think of. We also stock a wide range of gluten-free food from other brands, with a particularly good selection of flour, grains, pasta and noodles. We’re always keen to recommend foodstuffs that are naturally gluten-free, to give our customers the best possible products: those that are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre.
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This post was written by Yzanne