ALERGEST: An application to obtain information about hospital meal ingredients, allergens and nutritional information.
Nowadays, citizens are very conscious about having a good healthy eating and about their allergies.
This fact and the new law (Real Decreto 126/2015) for unpackaged food and food served in establishments, which says the have to inform about the presence of allergens, have resulted in this application development.
A group of professionals has developed a new application to inform patients and relatives about ingredients, allergens, nutritional compositions, recipes and other interesting information about hospital meals. This application could be consulted using a smart phone or a computer.
For now, this application has been designed for Málaga Regional University Hospital, but new developments could be done about other hospital, school canteen, restaurant or cafeteria meals. In the future, a network including all establishments with this information could be developed. This version would be very useful for clients, who could know nutritional information and meal allergens using their smart phone.
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It is very useful to be informed about meal allergens.
There are only few applications with nutritional information of food served.
To have an easy access to this type of information is very reassuring for patients and relatives.