Announcements

12/10/2019 Announcement:

CDC Reports Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits

Our first impression was whether this outbreak is linked to the Salinas, CA - Romaine lettuce recall from earlier this month? And, it looks the CDC doesn't know the answer to it yet. The Salinas Romaine recall has affected 100+ people across the US earlier. And now, there's possibly more linked to the same? Technology could and should help people to stay on top of the food recall news so they can stay informed about the food they have at home. And, our mobile app does just that.

12/08/2019 Announcement:

Introducing πŸ₯— SmartRecipes and ⚠️ SmartRecalls!

We released the biggest-ever update to 🍏 GreenBites app today! Here's the iOS App Store link.
We are releasing two new features our users have been asking for in this version.
  1. πŸ₯—Β SmartRecipes:Β Looking for recipe suggestions? You can now βœ”οΈ pick ingredients you have in your kitchen to get a recipe suggestion! SmartRecipes also come with Calories and macros per serving that can be conveniently logged with a single button tap. There's even wine pairing recommendations for many recipes for those wine lovers.
  2. ⚠️ SmartRecalls:  We have given the recalls feature a major makeover. Not only do you get food recall alerts for items in your kitchen but also you can access the recalled product images and quick facts on the food recall to keep you informed. As you know, finding the right facts on an announced recall can take hours of our time. For instance, there was yet another Romaine lettuce recall announced just before this Thanksgiving that eventually affected 100+ people in the US in 23 states. And, I personally found it difficult to stay on top of it - where the Romaine lettuce came from, affected stores, and how severe the recall was. With this feature, we hope it will be easier than ever to find that information quickly - all right in the app.
And, we have also introduced an Easter egg feature that shows a random food trivia when tapped. πŸ™‚
Android update:Β We are making good progress on the Android version. We will let you know when it's available for downloading.

11/08/2019 Announcement:

GreenEye is now 🍏 GreenBites!

To better reflect what GreenEye does, we have renamed our app to 🍏 GreenBites. Our core mission remains the same - i.e., make social impact with technology by innovating in the food tech space. Thanks to the incredible support of our early users, we continue to improve the app. And, we are growing steadily. Today, GreenBites is the only food tech app you’ll ever need to manage your food, kitchen, shopping lists and your diet! πŸ’™ That's right - GreenBites now has a πŸ”₯ Calorie counter!Β 

Introducing all-new πŸ”₯ Calorie Counter...

  • You will now be able to log 275,000+ 🍲🍎 food items easily along with serving sizes.Β  You will also be able to log your πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ workouts.
  • Calories and Macros will be counted and πŸ“‰ tracked daily and weekly with easy-to-read charts.
  • You will be able to track your Calories in, Calories out, and Net Calories to stay on top of your health and fitness goals.

The Mann's voluntary food recall alert this weekend by @FDArecallsΒ  affects some veggie products sold inΒ 

In total, 150+ products, 10+ brands and multiple states in the US are affected. The recall is due to Lysteria monocytogens which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young childrenπŸ‘Ά, frail or elderly peopleπŸ‘΅πŸ‘΄. They were sold between Oct. 10 - Nov. 4, 2019. And, GreenBites really helps you stay on top of these recalls.

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11/05/2019 Announcement:

With GreenEye, keeping up with ⚠️ Food Recalls is easy!

Yesterday, I got to learn about an active food recallΒ  ⚠️ announced over the weekend. It said β€œMann packing co., Inc voluntarily recalls veggie products...due to Lysteria monocytogens contamination.”

Now, we have seen about 100+ recalls in last few months at GreenEye. But, this is unlike any other recall news our team has seen at GreenEye to date. You see, this one recall isn’t just for one product but for 150+ products across 10+ different 🏷️ brands ( Whole Foods, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, O Organics, HEB, Signature farms, Safeway etc.) affecting consumers in US and Canada. Lysteria monocytogens can cause serious snd sometimes fatal infections in young childrenπŸ‘Ά, frail or elderly peopleπŸ‘΅πŸ‘΄.

I’m glad that we have FDA and USDA overseeing our food supply chain and promoting food-safety year round. But, sometimes, I find it unsustainable to keep up with news like these and really understand the magnitude of the recalls because, as a new parent, I find myself stretched too thin for time - more so now than before. It’s out of these frustrations, we set out to build GreenEye to help ourselves and help others to stay on top of news like this.

We tested our app right away. And see how well it does below. GreenEye gives you just the right information for the food at home so you are informed all the time.

 

So to summarize, that one recall announcement headlined "Mann Packing Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Vegetable Products Sold in the United States and Canada Due to Potential Health Risks" is actually 150+ products across 10+ brands in multiple states! GreenEye app clearly shows a "warning ⚠️" for those items and directly leads you to the announcement link. So how does GreenEye work? Just add what's in your kitchen to the app, and GreenEye will do the rest!

Get GreenEye for free today and stay on top of food recalls that matter to you! Just add what's in your kitchen, GreenEye will keep an eye out for recall news and keeps you informed.

10/24/2019 Announcement:

GreenEye now gives you πŸ”₯ nutrition facts for 250,000+ products!

Thank you all for the continued support and feedback. We continue to improve the app based on that feedback. Since our public launch just 3 weeks ago, some of you requested new features while some asked for cleaner, less-wordy UI. And so, we have done BOTH in the latest update released just today on the app store!
Introducing all-new "πŸ“— Green Tiles" bringing you a cleaner interface with two new important features.
  1. GreenEye now brings you detailed nutrients and ingredients information for 250,000+ grocery items (including thousands of branded products). We hope this πŸ”₯ nutritional information helps you with your health and fitness goals.
  2. GreenEye now shows you not only the grocery food recalls🍊πŸ₯¬ πŸ–Β but alsoΒ optionally pet food recalls😼🐢 (Did you know that 1000s of pets have died in the last decade alone due to recalled food? :/) .
Now, "πŸ“— Green Tiles" bring you πŸ”₯nutritional, ⚠️ recalls and πŸ’‘food storage tips for most wasted food all under one roof.Β 
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And,Β here'sΒ a longer demo if you like to get an in-depth look at the latest update. PleaseΒ checkout the latest updateΒ and pass on the word to your friends and family. Our mission is social impact, and so the app is still free.

10/01/2019 Announcement:

GreenEye πŸ“±app finally out!

I see a lot of wasted foodπŸ₯˜, wasted moneyπŸ’΅Β , wasted timeβŒ›Β and potential health risks ⚠️ - all in our kitchens. There are more than 2 million apps in the App Store and Google Play today. But... nothing comes anywhere close to solving all of these problems in our kitchens. I believe today's technology could and should help us address these issues.

And so, about 6 months ago, I quit my job hoping to make social impact with technology. Thus, born the idea of a mobile app for smart kitchens calledΒ GreenEye. GreenEye helps you save $100s of dollars on grocery billsπŸ’΅ by reducing food wasteπŸ₯˜ at home. In addition the app also gives you food safety recall alerts⚠️, official food storage tipsπŸ’‘, timers for perishables⏰, smart shopping listsπŸ“‹, and more - all powered by artificial intelligence.

So, how does it all work? Just take a quick pictureπŸ“· of your grocery receipt OR simply add items of your choice. Just from the receipt picture alone, the app ...

  • Identifies what's new in your kitchen,
  • Gets you the latest US food safety recalls ⚠️ for those items so you and the loved onesπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ at home aren't affected,
  • Shows you official food storage guidelines and tipsπŸ’‘to maximize the quality and freshness of typically "unlabelled" groceries such as fruits🍊, veggiesπŸ₯¬ and meatsπŸ– so you can get the most out of those perishables,
  • Reduces food waste at home saving you $100s of dollarsπŸ’΅ in grocery bills per year,
  • Manages your kitchen with reminders⏰ for grocery items of your choice,
  • Allows you to quickly create smart shopping listsπŸ“‹ as you run out of the grocery items,
  • Learns from your preferences to help you save timeβŒ› planning your kitchen

GreenEye is a social-mission company at its core. The app is being offered for free today to have as much impact as possible. So what's the catch? None. We respect user's privacy and data security. GreenEye does not sell your data to third-parties ever. Of course, GreenEye has a long way to go. So, I'd appreciate your feedback on the app and your help spreading the word πŸ™.

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