Is That Gluten Free?

Breaking News….I have just found another application for the iPhone that makes life a little easier. I am going out on a limb here, assuming that most people don’t like to hang around a crowded grocery store trying to decipher label ingredients. What used to be a 30 minute excursion up and down the aisles of the grocery store has now ended up more like a Gilligan’s Island Adventure…a 3 hour tour! O.K., I’m being dramatic, but before our diagnosis of Celiac Disease life was simple.

Midlife Crisis, a company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed an inexpensive tool to help those with Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivites searching for information on gluten free products. The application “Is That Gluten Free?” (Version 2.0) is available for download for the iPhone. The cost is $5.99 and updates are free, however, this application is currently only available in the United States.

The application features:
More than 14,800 VERIFIED Gluten-Free Products.
Over 360 Brands, including Private Label Grocery Store Brands.
The ability to Search by Category, Brand or Product Name.
Frequent, FREE Updates with New Products and Brands (Version 2.1 is in the works)
A searchable Ingredients Tab designating Safe, Unsafe and Possibly Unsafe Ingredients
A handy Alphabetical Index for Categories, Brands and Ingredients
A one-touch link to the company’s website allowing you to search for more information,
and no Connectivity is required (unless you utilize the one-touch website links).

Those interested can see for themselves: http://midlifecrisisapps.com/Midlife_Crisis_Apps/Home.html.

I will be testing out the application on my next visit to the grocery store, and I’ll let you know how it works out. Until the FDA has more stringent labeling requirements it’s nice to know that companies like Midlife Crisis have been inspired to create applications “to better manage your everyday life”.

Be well, and be Gluten Free!

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