It started with a simple conversation between parents.
After hearing a friend describe how hard it was to go food shopping for her family because of her child’s allergies, and how much time and effort she had to put into it, Phung Le thought, “There has to be a better way.” After looking around at the slew of food allergy apps and websites that were already out there, he was surprised to find out there really wasn’t – so he decided to create one himself.
The Alertrak Allergen Identification & Management Digital Platform identifies in real-time food products that contain specific allergens as well as provides suggestions for safe alternatives, minimizing health risks and improving quality of life for the more than 32 million Americans – nearly 6 million of them children – who suffer from food allergies. According to research from the FDA, CDC and other sources, more than half of those adults and 40% of those children have suffered a severe, sometimes life-threatening reaction after coming into contact with a food allergen.
There is no cure for food allergies. The only way to manage them is to avoid the allergens that make you sick.