Dossier: App check

Sanitas review: Codecheck app

What’s in the muesli I eat every morning for breakfast? Does it contain unhealthily high levels of sugar? The Codecheck app answers your questions in an instant.

Tested by: Sandro Weber, Project Manager Digital Market Development

I want answers, so I start the app’s barcode scanner. It quickly identifies my muesli via the barcode on the packaging and displays the price and a red/green circle showing the rating. The more red’s in the circle, the more critical the rating. The free Codecheck app also provides information on ingredients and food intolerances, highlights the pros and cons of the product and displays a nutritional traffic light.

It allows you to check the ingredients of everyday products such as foods and cosmetics. Codecheck’s ratings are based on the expertise of respected experts at independent organisations. Oh no, my muesli contains too much fat and too much sugar! The app automatically suggests a healthier option and shows me where I can buy it online.

My rating


  • Useful tool to use when you’re shopping. A must-have app for anyone who values quality and healthy ingredients in their foodstuffs and cosmetics.
  • Very user-friendly operation.
  • Great source of information.
  • Huge product database that can be supplemented by the app community. 

The Codecheck app is available for iOS and Android.