Platform and Price

Apple, free

RD Score

3 out of 5

Synopsis of the App

The InRFood app reveals what’s in common foods using a color coded “alert system” to determine if a product is “safe” and if it should be eaten in moderation or avoided.


  • Accounts for personal dietary concerns such as allergies, pregnancy, vegetarianism or medical concerns such as heart conditions and diabetes.
  • Color codes ingredients as safe, safe to eat in moderation or those that should be avoided. The color alert system also accounts for special for cultural or medical concerns making it easy to identify ingredients of concern.
  • Wide range of food products accessible by search or bar scanner.
  • Delivers an audible and visual alert when viewing a food that may not be suitable for a preset dietary concern. Example: Toaster pastries flagged as not being vegetarian due to the gelatin content.
  • Includes articles and how-to video uploads from YouTube.
  • The InRFood team includes two registered dietitians.
  • No advertisements.


  • Requires sign up.
  • Some newer food products were not found in the database at the time of review.
  • Video and article links are sometimes offbeat – more entertaining than educational.
  • Missing detailed ingredient information for several foods.

Bottom Line

InRFood is a good idea in theory but it’s clear that the app is a work in progress. With the promise of improved functionality and features in future versions, InRFood has the potential to be a useful and educational app.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.