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Unsafe Food Definition

First of all, thank you for downloading the Supermarket App. Thank you caring about the quality of Food sold in Supermarkets! We started this website because of the sheer amount of banned and unsafe ingredients that are making its way to products in the Supermarket. We want to empower shoppers to understand which products are truly good for them and which ones are unhealthy and in some cases, carcinogenic (cancer causing).

In the US, cancer rates are already 50%, which means one out of every two people will get cancer. By using Supermarket App Pro you are telling Companies to start caring about customer health and to stop using untested, cheap additives in their products. 

When you use our free app (sustained through Advertising revenues) you are able to type in each ingredient. Our app will let you know if that ingredient is unsafe.  Our paid app, will enable you to scan ingredient labels. 

What does Unsafe mean?

Unsafe, by definition, is an ingredient that has historically shown the following characteristics:

  • Cancer-causing (carcinogenic)
  • Hazardous to your health
  • Unfit for human consumption
  • Has been listed as toxic by a governing body and/or non-profit such as the FDA,  EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) by the US Dept of Agriculture, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), FSA (Food Standards Agency) of the UK, Consumer Reports, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), EarthJustice, EWG (Environmental Working Group), Defend our Health, EDF (Environmental Defense Fund),  Healthy Babies Bright Futures, Friends of the Earth Action, Moms Clean AirForce, US PIRG, Food and Water Watch, Mamavation, CEH (Center for Environmental Health), Center for Food Safety, and Center for Science in the Public Interest.
  • Toxins or compounds worth being concerned about
  • Includes high amounts of restricted pesticides
  • Adulterated products, that which have been made impure through manufacturing process

Why did we choose the word ‘unsafe’?

We chose ‘unsafe’ because we wanted a word that encompassed all of the meanings of dangerous, hazardous, etc. — without sounding alarmist —  because thats what those ingredients essentially are, they are unsafe for human consumption.   We are mindful that at the end of the day, everything that you  do and everything that you consume is still your choice.  Until the US Government steps in and says enough, all of us are supposed to police these ingredients by ourselves, within our own capacities.  What our Supermarket App Pro does is make unsafe ingredients a little easier to spot.   

Another important reason we chose the word, “unsafe” instead of “toxic” or “hazardous” is because you don’t drop-dead when you eat or use a product with an unsafe ingredient.  Its when you consistently eat and use unsafe ingredients that your body starts to deteriorate.  Heart disease and cancer are the top two causes of death in the US today.  By knowing the unsafe food ingredients in your food and product we are hoping to help navigate this problematic issue.