Powered by Foodmaestro – Making Gluten Free Living Feel Less Restrictive
It’s common for those suffering from Coeliac disease to feel overwhelmed in the grocery aisles when trying to find gluten free products. Whilst there’s a growing range of products marked ‘gluten free’ or certified with Coeliac UK’s Crossed Grain symbol, there are still lots of suitable foods not marked ‘gluten free’. For example, rice is a naturally gluten free grain but isn’t always labelled as suitable for a gluten free diet.
The Gluten Free Food Checker app powered by Foodmaestro is the recipient of MemCom’s 2019 Best Use of an App Award and is free to use by all Coeliac UK members. The mobile app allows users to search and scan thousands of items to validate their suitability for the gluten free diet. Even more, additional dietary preferences can be included to provide one quick and final answer to the question, “Can I eat this?”. The mobile app, used by over 37,000 members can help make the transition to gluten free eating easier, stress-free and fun to discover new suitable products in your favourite grocery stores.
Coeliac UK’s Gluten Free Checker App, powered by Foodmaestro, provides the product suitability from over 150,000 food and drink products. And if you thought the gluten free diet would be restrictive, the app shows:
>84,000 products based on the ingredient lists and on-pack information are suitable for a gluten free diet
>17,000 products are labelled gluten free and of these
3,000 gluten free labelled products also hold Coeliac UK’s Crossed Grain license, their symbol of safety for added reassurance.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Foodmaestro to make shopping gluten free easier for our community. We’re receiving wonderful feedback from our members so the app is making a real difference. For Gluten Free Food Checker to be recognised by MemCom and win Best Use of an App award too is such a bonus.”
Annette Woolman, Director of Membership and Services
See what Coeliac UK members have to say about the GlutenFree Checker app:
Rachel: I love my mobile app from Coeliac UK…..very helpful and easy to use.
Briony: Finding CUK apps amazing, lovely to have somewhere to go for help as I have a very young daughter who’s gluten intolerant and has other allergy/intolerance issues. Well worth the membership fee!
Lucy: Great place to find useful information and the app is brilliant! It’s so helpful to be able to scan a barcode to check if it’s ok to eat 👍🏼
Mark: Excellent source of information for coeliacs and worth the yearly membership for the app
For more information and how to download the app: Click Here