The food database (FooDB) was created for people with food allergies and food intolerances. This is not a database of other sites, but an internal database of foods and their allergens.
The following list shows 32 search options on foods.
Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Corn-Free, Oat-Free, Soy-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free, Meat-Free, Shellfish-Free, Fish-Free, Pork-Free, Strawberry-Free, Melon-Free, Orange-Free, Cherry-Free, Banana-Free, Tomato-Free, Pea-Free, Organic-Grown, Yeast-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Chocolate-Free, Fat-Free, Cholesterol-Free, Sugar-Free , Preservative-Free, MSG-Free, Sulphi-Free, Benz-Para-Free, Carm-Nitr-Ethyl-Free and Color-Free Foods.
There are 2 (yes or no) to the 32th search possibilities or millions of different food allergy lists. You may have 5 food allergies different from everyone, but that won't matter, since each food item is updated separately on all 32 potential allergens.
Foodb exists to assist in helping those with food allergies to live a more healthy life style. It provides powerful, useful and convenient food allergy information to members with food intolerances and allergies. With this information food allergy sufferers may make more informed and educated decisions.
FooDB makes no profit.
To make life styles easier for those with food intolerances and allergies by providing current lists of safe edible foods when members go out to eat or are shopping at the store.
Use members, who understand their food intolerances, to update and add to the allergy-free food database over the Web. Members may add and edit foods within the database anytime and anywhere online.
Use members with allergies to add new foods they can eat or highlight foods they can no longer eat. When members highlights foods they can no longer they may help another member suffer the consequences of eating an unsafe food.
Provide a daily diet tracking and calorie counting system. This can also track when a member ate something, got sick or exercized. This system could help identify other food allergens.
Provide grocery lists that list allergy free foods, calories and fat of foods. If another member marks an item as no longer gluten free, etc., when another member looks at his or her grocery list the food item information will have changed. So members may quickly see which items on their grocery list may no longer be safe to eat.
Management and the members on the site believe that the knowledge of the many is greater than the knowledge of the few or the one. Members who are frivolous or capricious with database changes will have their membership terminated.
Who is updating, reviewing and supporting this food allergy database?
Members consist of around: 37% food allergy sufferers, 34% mothers of kids with food allergies, 4% medical specialists, 1/2 of 1% food manufacturers, and 25% other. Medical specialists include doctors, allergy specialists, pharmacists, and nutritionists.
Members who want the information for free must contribute to the site by entering allergen-free foods, thereby helping others. Funding comes through monthly membership fees and donations. There is no advertising on the site.
Food distributors may list their foods on the site, but there is no preference given to any food.