iPhone app for food allergies in Australia

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Related tags: Allergy, Food allergy

GS1 Australia has launched an iPhone app called the GS1 GoScan that gives consumers access to extended labelling product data as part of 2012 Food Allergy Awareness Week. 

The new app launched by the identification specialist - GS1 GoScan - requires consumers to scan a product's barcode to receive comprehensive product data, including allergen information, ingredient lists, nutritional content, daily intake information and dietary information such as Kosher, Halal, and vegan.

It will also provide preparation, usage and storage instructions, country of origin, product descriptions and images.

GS1 Australia says it has collaborated with Anaphylaxis Australia to ensure GS1 GoScan meets allergy sufferers’ needs. Major retailers, food companies, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australian universities and other national health organisations also worked in partnership with GS1 Australia to develop the app.

Related topics: Business, Food safety, Oceania

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