Want to Know What's in Your Food? There's an App for That

New app helps you determine which food additives are safe
New app helps you determine which food additives are safe

If you've ever wondered what those tongue-twisting, multi-syllabic ingredients in your food were, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has an app for you.

The nutrition, health and safety issue watchdog group has put its Chemical Cuisine database in a mobile application available for download at Apple's iTunes store and Motorola's Android Market. The app sends CSPI's food additive safety ratings directly to iPhones, iPads, the iPod Touch and Android-equipped mobile devices. The way it works is similar to the searchable online version of the database, with five color-coded sections: green for "safe," yellow for "cut back," orange for "caution," blue for "certain people should avoid" and red for "avoid" the food additive.