Tellspec’s mission is to help create a clean food revolution by providing consumers with information about what is really in their food beyond the nutrition label. As the world’s first consumer food sensor, Tellspec identifies calories, macronutrients, and allergens in foods, as well as specific nutritional information such as glycemic index and fiber. For diabetic people, Tellspec is an indispensable tool that helps them manage their disease. We hope that we will spark vital change in the way people eat and the way food is currently produced. Our goal is to make our food analysis system available to everyone, everywhere, and to encourage others to use our tools to invent more great ways to improve human health.
Yes, Tellspec can penetrate below the surface of a food. Typically Tellspec will be able to penetrate up to a maximum of 15 to 20 mm below the surface but how deep depends on how translucent the food is to infrared light.
When Tellspec is released, the information on allergens will include a few allergens like gluten, or milk in certain foods. Tellspec is not a medical device and therefore our detection of allergens is not done with an accuracy of parts per billion; our device should only be used as a precaution and not as a medical device. Our scanner may not find trace amounts of allergens in food, or allergens hidden in parts not scanned.
Tellspec Food Sensor will not scan through opaque packaging, but it may be able to scan through thin clear plastic.