About Us

Our Mission

We developed Trash Panda with one thing in mind: to deliver the transparency people deserve about what’s really in their food. So everyone can feel empowered to shop confidently and make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
We believe that quality food should be accessible to all— no matter where you shop or what your budget is. By increasing awareness about food ingredients, we hope to raise the demand for better options at a lower price point.

Why Trash Panda?

Raccoons are nicknamed "trash pandas" due to their similar fur coloring to cute pandas — and their love of raiding our trash cans for food, which is less cute. While they naturally have an omnivorous diet of nuts, berries and insects — today we sadly find them eating our garbage. Trash Panda represents our mission to identify the trash (aka potentially risky ingredients) when foraging for food to find better options. Ultimately, we want to drive demand for better quality products and increase their availability for everyone.

We Believe...

Ingredients Matter

Food should be made out of food, not chemicals. Right? The Trash Panda App provides quick insights into ingredients and recommends healthier products as you’re shopping — both online and in-store. We want you to feel educated about ingredients' potential impact on your well-being and truly know what you’re eating.

Transparency is Key

You have the right to know what’s in your food, and food companies should be more transparent about what goes into their products. We’re here to help you easily understand each ingredient list. With a quick barcode scan, you can decode the full list of ingredients and quickly identify which ones are potentially harmful. Each flagged ingredient is also equipped with scientific studies that back the findings.

Better Quality Means Better Health

We believe food is core to our well-being and everyone has the right to healthy, high-quality products. Whether you’re keto, vegan or anything in between, quality food made with real ingredients is fundamental to feeling good inside and out.