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I'm wondering if there is an app or website to check ingredients to see if they are gluten free?  With so many of the chemical names being unfamiliar and just being new at this, I'm wondering if there is something where I could type in what is on the label and see if it is gluten-free or not.  I just had some cereal and nothing on the label contained gluten, mostly rice or corn products, but it was not labeled gluten-free.  There is always the chance of CC too I guess though.  I've mostly been googling the product name but can I trust that information from someone's blog or whatever.  Yes, I can call, but generally companies aren't open at 6:00 AM :D.

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There is an app i just downloaded for android, probably on apple phones too, "the gluten free scanner" you are supposed to scan a product and it tells you if it contains gluten. I am not sure if it can tell you if there is risk of CC, but I will have to test it out on some items when I go shopping.

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I just want to note that I wouldn't rely on this app for choosing foods that may have cross contamination. I suggest investigating by calling or writing if you are unsure about a product.

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Let me know if the app works.  I've looked at a few of those and the reviews have not been bad.  One poster on one of the apps even said that she scanned regular bread and it came up as being gluten free :D.  I would like something to say yes, this has gluten, not so much no it does not.

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Thanks.  I did find that list and have it bookmarked, but at the grocery store, it would be handy to have an app on my phone.  Any app developers out there :D

I saved this list to Evernote on my laptop and can access it from my Evernote app on my phone.  You can also save it to Pocket on your computer and access it from your phone through the Pocket app.  Both Evernote and Pocket are free registrations (there is a paid version of both with more features but you don't really need them), and their corresponding Android/iOS apps are free as well.

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Just a comment. Any app that scans the product is not reading the ingredients, just the product code. It is then relying upon a product list somewhere, which, like any list, may not have the same currency date as the product you are holding. The list may be out of date, or the product may have been on the shelf a while, and be older than the list. Now, if you want to look up ingredients (as opposed to products), lists can be quite useful.

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I used this app for the first time today and it's sure handy!!  You can customize it to search for things you do not want in your food.  I have mine set for gluten and low calorie.  I'm mostly worried about the chemical named things right now until I get more used to this!!  It pegged items that it should have-meaning they have gluten in them.  It brings up a summary of the product and if it is a match for you or not.  It has a nutrition tab that brings up the food label--which is nice because some of those labels are TINY, and a list of ingredients--It highlights in red the food you do NOT want and if there IS something you want in a food, it would be in green.  I scanned some bread just to see what it would say and it flagged it to avoid and then in the ingredient tab, highlighted flour and wheat.   

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I used this app for the first time today and it's sure handy!!  You can customize it to search for things you do not want in your food.  I have mine set for gluten and low calorie.  I'm mostly worried about the chemical named things right now until I get more used to this!!  It pegged items that it should have-meaning they have gluten in them.  It brings up a summary of the product and if it is a match for you or not.  It has a nutrition tab that brings up the food label--which is nice because some of those labels are TINY, and a list of ingredients--It highlights in red the food you do NOT want and if there IS something you want in a food, it would be in green.  I scanned some bread just to see what it would say and it flagged it to avoid and then in the ingredient tab, highlighted flour and wheat.   

Go ahead and once the app says something is safe, pull out your magnifying glass and read it yourself.  Ingredients change (I miss a certain brand of pho noodles that used to be gluten-free-caught me by surprise) and you don't want to accidentally get glutened.  It is nice though that it picks out bad ingredients so you can scan and then chunk it back on the shelf in a few seconds.

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I haven't had Pho noodles.   My mom raves about them and is always reminding me they are gluten free (she lives in Hawaii).  Now I can tell her she can stop sending me Pho noodle recipes.... :lol:

 

Thanks for the mention Laura.

 

Colleen

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