Popular foodie app Cuisine gains allergy and intolerance information

Cuisine (Image credit: Pirocso)

What you need to know

  • Cuisine has been updated to add allergy and intolerance information.
  • Data related to allergies and intolerances is available for recipes, products, and rebates.

Popular food inventory and recipe app Cuisine has been updated to add support for allergies and intolerances, putting information where you need it most. The app will display new information for recipes, products, and rebates alike.

Available as a feature specifically offered to subscribers, Cuisine's new food information allows people to tell it which allergies and intolerances they have so the app can surface relevant information.

Display information related to food allergies and intolerances. Whether it's by scanning barcodes, viewing rebates from local merchants or displaying recipes, Cuisine keeps you informed of any ingredient that may cause food allergies or intolerances. Simply active the proper settings in Cuisine to select where to display this information and what allergies or intolerances affect you or your family.

The update, now available for download from the App Store, also includes the usual array of bug fixes although developer Pirocso hasn't gone into detail as to what they were.

Cuisine is one of the best iPhone apps at what it does and the addition of information that could potentially save a life is very much welcome. It's a shame it's kept behind the monthly and annual subscription paywall, but the $9.99 annual and $0.99 monthly fees aren't exorbitant and include other features like the ability to access rebates from your local merchants and more.

Existing Cuisine users can download the update now, while everyone else can grab it from the App Store for free right now, too. If you're someone who likes to cook, this is an app well worth checking out.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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