What’s in my Corn Chips?

The quality of your health depends a great deal on the quality of the food you eat. When it’s snack time, some people try to choose to eat foods which appear more healthy—but that isn’t always the case.

This week, TellSpec added some corn chips to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned them: Food Dyes, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium, Maltodextrin, Trans Fats, and high in calories.

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TellSpec Findings:

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3 replies
  1. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Hi, I have a corn allergy & was wondering if corn derivatives such as maltodextrin will be identified by their source? Corn goes by many (over 150) names, is in most foods & is not always labeled. It may not be on the top 8 allergy list but is the hardest to avoid. Corn allergy sufferers have an extremely hard time finding safe food & need this information more than anyone. Corn is also mostly gmo & many others also want to avoid it. Will this be taken into consideration?
    Thanks.

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    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      Reminder. TellSpec is NOT a medical device. It is a consumer device. And Year 1 for TellSpec is a learning process for all sorts of specific allergens because it is not in people’s hands yet and hundreds of scans are needed for any target food element to be detected. This is a slow building process that has to be done as a crowd sourced collaboration. Corn allergies are serious and you should not depend on TellSpec to detect all corn types, most especially in Year 1. TellSpec has a learning algorithm; but it must be given time to compile the food data. Thank you for your interest.

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    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      Understood and we hear you. We may not be able to detect all the corn derivatives. Certainly the larger compositions HFCS yes. For the first TellSpec model there has to be limitations as the technology becomes more sophisticated, gets better, faster, deeper analysis, and wider breadth of food ingredients detected. We are developing the parameters for the final food geographies on this first go around. So our beta food testers will have their homework based on the technologies limitations but also the preferences to create a food data bank with direction and purpose for the future. GMO may be a consideration for the distant future. Certainly we understand how essential it will be in the future consumer marketplace based on the overwhelming interest in detecting it.

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