Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/08/2014 -- For the more than 15 million people in the United States with food allergies, celiac disease or stomach intolerances, shopping in a grocery store can be quite a challenge. But an innovative new smartphone app called ContentChecked has been developed to simplify the process and avoid unnecessary pain and suffering.
“Shoppers armed with ContentChecked will be able to register their food allergies and then walk through the aisles scanning the barcode of whichever item they want to purchase,” said ContentChecked Marketing Director Dylan Avery. “The apps can help with some of the most common food allergies such as nuts, shellfish, milk, soy, eggs and even gluten intolerance. Best of all, it even goes one step further by suggesting alternatives when an item is incompatible with any of your allergies.”
According to Food Allergy Research and Education, the economic cost of children’s food allergies is a staggering $25 billion per year. More than 200,000 of these food allergy reactions send children to the emergency room – or an average of one child in the United States each and every three minutes.
“There are an amazing amount of children and adults that suffer from food allergies and struggle at the store to choose items that won’t send them to the hospital,” Avery said. “With ContentChecked, people can have the peace of mind that comes with information and a choice. The power to prevent allergic reactions is now available in the palm of their hand.”
The new ContentChecked smartphone app (Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwH_AxwSmg) will also provide consumers with healthy allergen-free meals, and future features for the app include restaurant reviews and the ability to avoid GMOs.
ContentChecked has launched an Indiegogo project to bring the much needed smartphone app to market. More information about the crowd funding campaign for the life-saving product is available online at http://bit.ly/1eCYpWC
For more details about ContentChecked, the smartphone food allergy app, please check out the website at http://www.contentchecked.com.