Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Corn and Gluten Free list 1/30/07

Gluten free/Corn free list
**Please note I am still researching some products. I have revamped the list to make it easier to use, at least in my opinion. I am still researching supplements and medications, so they appear empty at this time.


Product information can change at any time without notice. Although we make every effort to keep this list up to date, remember to always check ingredients and use new products with caution. This guide is meant to be a starting point for you to form your own list of products that work for *you*.

Baby Formula:

The only corn free baby formula known to us is Alimentum Ready to Feed (powdered contains corn derivatives)

Baking Needs:

• Ah-Laska Unsweetened Cocoa Powder CC 2006
• Ancient Grains Quinoa Flour
• Arrowhead Mills Rice Flours, Buckwheat Flour arrowheadmills.com *cross contamination possible, cleaning practices in place
• Arrowroot
• Baking Soda
• Baking Powder Substitute: ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp cream of tartar per 1 tsp baking powder
• Beet sugar beetsugar.org
• Boyajians Pure Citrus Oils
• C&H White Granulated Sugar chsugar.com
• C&H brown sugar chsugar.com
• Dagoba Chocodrops (potential reaction reported)
• Dominoes Brown Sugar dominosugar.com
• Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips enjoylifefoods.com (note, chocolate chips do not have corn ingredients but other enjoy life foods with corn grown xantham gum are labeled “corn free” so use other products with caution)
• Featherweight Baking Powder (uses potato starch instead of corn)
• Florida Crystals Organic Cane Sugar 14oz and #3 containers (CC 2005) floridacrystals.com
• Frontier Alcohol Free Flavorings (not vanilla extract) 800-669-3275
• Grandma’s Molasses
• Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder hersheys.com
• Knox Unflavored Gelatin
• Leiber’s Kosher For Passover Real Chocolate Chips (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa)
• Libby’s canned pumpkin (Not pie mix, 100% pumpkin only)
• Lorann oils flavorings lorannoils.com
• NuWorld Amaranth Flour
• Pure Maple Syrup (note: some possible reactions reported suspecting corn used as defoamer; awaiting confirmation on safe or not safe brands)
• Miss Robens Flour, some (check label) allergygrocer.com
• Miss Robens Mixes (various, read labels and disclaimers) allergygrocer.com
• Mother’s Margarine kosher for Passover (usually available the first 4 months of the year, around Passover time. Throughout the year in some places.)
• Pioneer Sugar – Michigan sugar company – Beet sugar
• Potato Starch (check Passover section, or with ethnic foods)
• Rapunzel Chocolate drops/chips
• ShariAnn’s Pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin only, not pie mix)
• Spectrum Shortening (palm oil)
• Suzanne’s Ricemellow cream (marshmallow sub) suzannes-specialties.com
• Tapioca starch
• Trader Joe’s canned pumpkin
• Vanilla: Soak a vanilla bean in potato vodka for at least 2 weeks
• Vanilla.com Ground Vanilla beans, vanilla sugar

Beverages (See also Dairy and Dairy alternatives):

• 365 Organic Apple Juice
• Bernard Janson’s Black Cherry Concentrate (can be used to flavor compounded liquid meds)
• Canada Dry Sparkling Water
• Cascadian Farms Organic grape juice concentrate (frozen)
• Ceres Fruit Juices (CC 2005)
• Faygo Sparkling Water
• Floridas Natural OJ with calcium (only) ???
• Knudsens Just Juices (check labels) CC 4/06
• Lakewood Organic Apple Juice
• Loosa Juices from Belgium (tall glass bottles)
• Martinelli’s Apple Juice (10 oz bottles)
• Minute Maid lemon juice concentrate, orange juice (frozen)
• POM pomegranate juice
• Potato Vodka (use to make vanilla for baking
• Reeds Premium Ginger Brew
• Santa Cruz Organic Lemon; Lime CC 10/06
• Steez Green Tea Soda
• Virgils Cream Soda (waiting confirmation)
• Voss Sparkling Water

Breads/Baked goods and mixes

• Chebe Bread Mixes chebe.com (CC; possible reaction reported to plain mix. Cinnamon and Garlic/onion mix okay.)
• Cybros Rice Breads
• Gluten Free Pantry – Danielle Chocolate Cake Mix
• Miss Robens, various mixes (check label and disclaimer) allergygrocer.com
• Namaste, certain mixes (Note; They say the xantham gum is grown on wheat but contains no gluten or recognizable wheat. Some report possible corn reactions) CC

Candy, dried fruit (and other sweet snacks)
• Bazooka Gum, Kosher for Passover only
• Dagoba Chocolates (CC; check labels)
• Endangered Species Dark chocolate
• Fruitabu (stretch Island fruit leather) CC 1/07
• Ginger People Candied Ginger
• Just fruit; most varieties. Check label (Note, some reactions reported to berries. Possible cross contamination from “just corn” or non related sensitivities)
• Lara Bars (check label, maya not confirmed) larabar.com
• Lindt Excellence 70% or 85% Dark Chocolate
• Made in Nature Unsulphered Dried Fruit
• Rapunzel chocolates (Note, reactions reported to plain milk chocolate)
• Reeds Candied Ginger
• Save the forest cranberry crunch trail mix bar (GF to be confirmed)
• Scharfenberger Chocolate Bars
• St. Claires tarts/candies/mints
• Sunmaid raisins 6 pk of 1.5 oz boxes ONLY
• SunRype fruit to go
• Sunsweet dried plums 800-417-2253
• Trader Joes unsulphered dried fruit (ingredients fruit and sugar) CC 2006
• Whole Kids unsulphered raisins
• Yummy Earth Lollipops CC 12/06

Canned Goods (soups, vegetables, fruits)

• Cento Tomato Puree. Paste, crushed tomatoes cento.com 856-853-5445
• Coconut Milks: Blue Mountain Country Coconut milk (coconut and water)
o Harris Teeters Naturals Full Fat coconut Milk
o Thai Kitchen Lite Organic Coconut Milk
o Kame Lite coconut milk
• Contadina Tomato Paste
• Del Monte Lite Pear Halves, sliced peaches delmonte.com
• Del Monte canned vegetables,( read labels)
• Del Monte Organic tomato paste (citric acid corn based and labeled)
• Divina Kalamata Olives (check labels)
• Eden Organic beans/rice edenfoods.com
• Eden Organic Tomatoes
• Imagine Soups (check labels, not corn chowder)
• Imagine Organic Vegentable Broth
• Imagine Organic free range chicken broth
• Kroger No Salt added vegetables
• Lapas organic olives
• Libby’s Pumpkin (not pie mix, 100% pumpkin puree)
• Melissa’s steamed ready to eat baby beets (vacuum packed in the refrigerated produce section) melissas.com 800-588-0151
• Motts Organic Apple Sauce; snack pack unsweetened *only* (SP ascorbic acid from fruit) 800-426-4891
• Natural Value Canned Beans
• Pomi Tomatoes farmlanddairies.com/pomi.htm (corn reaction reported 1/07 awaiting confirmation)
• Publix Greenwise canned vegetables (check labels)
• Santa Barbara Olive Company Jumbo Black olives
• Shari Ann’s Pumpkin (100% pumpkin)
• Tassos Olives tassos.com
• Trader Joe’s Pumpkin puree

Cereals (Hot and cold; see also grains or baking needs)
• Barbara’s Brown Rice Snaps CC 2005 barbarasbakery.com
• Erewhon Crispy Brown rice snaps
• Healthy Times Rice Cereal (for babies)
• Lundbergh Farms cream of rice 530-882-4551 lundberg,com
• Nature’s Path Crispy Rice
• NuWorld Amaranth Snaps nuworldfoods.com
• Poconos Cream of Buckwheat
• Quinoa Flakes
• Rice and Shine (possible corn reaction reported)

Condiments and spices

• Apple Cider Vinegar, Braggs
• Annie’s naturals organic ketchup (vinegar from apples) CC11/06
• Daddy Sam’s Barbeque Sawce allergygrocer.com
• Jiff Regular Creamy and Chunky (mono & diglycerides from soy) CC 8/06
• Jills Jams and Jellies jillsjam.com (Read labels. Only safe ingredients: Fruit, cane sugar, apple based pectin) CC 2006
• Kame Rice Wine Vinegar
• McCormick single Spices (check labels; maltodextrin etc labeled. Mixed spices NOT okay.)
• Natural Nut Butters (any) check label. Dry Roasted nuts should be the only ingredient.
• Once Again Crunchy peanut butter
• Orphee mustards allergygrocer.com
• Sea Salt (iodized has corn, watch for additives and anticaking agents)
• St. Dalfour Jams and Jellies
• Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Butter
• Trader Joe’s Almond Butter
• Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter
• Vegennaise Grapeseed oil Mayonnaise

Cookies and Crackers (snack foods)

• Cheecha Krackles allergygrocer.com
• Edward and Sons Brown Rice snaps (unsalted, plain; possible cross contamination in plant.)
• Mother’s Plain Rice Cakes
• Nana’s Gluten Free cookies (dextrins from rice)
• NuWorld Amaranth Snackers
• Pandero’s Delights Cookies panderosdelights.com (Note, Ascorbic Acid added 1/07. CC from tapioca. Not trialed)
• Quinoa Krunchies allergygrocer.com
• Sesmark Brown Rice Crackers
• Shoestring Potato Stix
• Stix brand Veggie stix

Dairy (and dairy alternative) products

• 365 Original Soy Milk ???
• Brown Cow Farm: cream top yoghurt (cows corn fed) CC 8/06
• Brown Cow Unhomogenized Cream Line Milk
• Daisy Sour Cream ?
• Dannon Natural Plain Yoghurt (full fat only)
• FAGE greek yoghurt
• Harris Teeters Natural’s Organic Whole Milk
• Kirkland Cheddar Cheese (contains annatto, possibly in corn alcohol)
• Kirkland Monterey Jack cheese Costco.com/customerservice
• Kroger Naturally Preferred Whole Milk (w/out vitamins) CC container corn free 10/06
• Imagine Original Soy Dream (not enriched) tastethedream.com
• Myenberg Goat Milk (vitamin D from lanolin) CC 8/06
• Organic Valley ultra pasteurized Whole Milk 1-888-444-MILK (not from plant “55 1224”
• Organic Valley Half and Half; milk powder
• Promised Land Dairy CC all White milk products (not flavored)
• Publix Organic Milk (CC using Sunflower oil as vitamin carrier)
• Purity Farms Ghee (clarified butter)
• Stoneyfield Farms Full Fat milk
• Trader Joe’s unsalted butter
• Trader Joe’s Organic lowfat plain yoghurt
• Tillamook Cheese in 8 os, 10 os and 1 lb sizes ONLY. Others are treated with cornstarch and may contain cornstarch residue.) CC 2005
• Willow Run Margarine (soy based)

Frozen foods:
• Albertsons fruits/veggies without sauce READ labels 1-877-932-7948
• Alexia French fries, some varieties check label
• Birdseye fruits/veggies w/out sauce (check labels, citric acid is corn derived but clearly labeled)
• C&W fruits/veggies without sauce (Check Labels) 1-800-CUT-CORN
• Cascadian Farms Frozen Fruit/Veggies (including vacuum packed) without sauce 1-800-624-4123 smallworldfarms.com
• Cascadian Farms frozen potato products, check labels
• Cool Fruits Frozen pops (otter pop style) CC 8/06
• Ians alphatot French fries iansnaturalfoods.com
• Trader Joes frozen fruits/veggies Check labels!
• Vans Wheat Free Waffles (original only; check labels) vanswaffles.com
• Westpac frozen veggies
• Wymans frozen blueberries and raspberries 800-341-1758 wymans.com

Grains and Dry Pasta
• Ancient Grains Quinoa
• Annie’s Gluten Free mac and cheese (dry, blue box) CC 2006
• Lundberg Farms Rice (not wild rice)
• Tinkyada Rice Pasta

Household cleaning products
• ALL free & Clear
• Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue
• Brawny paper towels (dispose of first and last sheet) ???
• Deodorant Crystal
• Dr. Bronner Liquid Castile Soap
• Kirkland Free and Clear Laundry Detergent (liquid confirmed on West Coast 4/06)
• Kirkland Dishwasher Detergent (powdered, confirmed on West Coast 4/06)
• Kiss My Face Olive oil Bar Soap
• Medimix ayurvedic soaps
• Method Brand General cleaning Good for Wood, dish soaps, hand soaps 1-866-9METHOD)
• Red Juice thecleanteam.com
• Scotts Brand Tissues
• Seventh generation/ecover Liquid Laundry detergent, floor soap, auto Dish Powder, FabricSoftener, Powder non chlorine bleach, Liquid non-chlorine bleach 800-449-4925
• Sparkle Paper Towels (gluten contained in adhesive used in first and last sheet)
• Thursday Tea Tree Soap
• Tide Free
• Trader Joe’s Dish Soap (Lavendar with GSE)
• Tree of Life Fresh and Natural Bathroom Cleaner with Tea Tree and Lavendar

Meats (including frozen, processed and fresh)
• 365 Uncured Bacon (whole foods)
• Applegate Farms Cold Cuts *from Deli*
• Applegate Farms Turkey Hot Dogs
• Boars Head Deluxe Low Sodium rare roast beef, oven roasted low sodium turkey/prosciutto
• Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in Water
• Foster Farms Chicken products (unseasoned, unbreaded, includes frozen. Check ingredients.)
• Hans Hot Dogs
• Hebrew National Hotdogs
• Sheltons Cooked Uncured Chicken Franks
• Starkist low sodium tuna
• Wellshire Farms uncured bacon
• Whole Foods Canned Tuna in water
• Whole Foods Smoked Salmon
• Wild Catch Salmon, check ingredients

OTC medication:
Please note that some meds have traces of corn. These are noted but remain on the list due to the fact that when you desperately need them, you may need to look for the lesser evil. Truly corn free meds are hard to find. OTC meds can be compounded with a prescription from your dr. See XXXXX
• Advil infant drops and Childrens liquid suspension in grape and fruit flavors. Sorbitol is from a non corn source as of 6/06
• Benedryl, children’s dye free bubblegum flavor (CC non corn sorbitol but mild reactions reported)
• Claritin D12 hour and D24 hour CC 6/06 (note: some online sources show cornstarch in the ingredients, as of 1/07 it was available corn free. As always, read ingredients) Found behind the pharmacy counter in many states. Contains lactose.
• Cortizone 10 ointment
• Elixsure acetaminophen and ibuprofen (company rep discrepancy as to corn status)
• Feverall suppositories (contain some corn, but not well absorbed. May be okay if not contact reactive.)
• Nalex A; Nalex D
• Nasalchrome nose spray
• Nature’s way white willow bark (can be used as a pain killer. Natural aspirin. Not for children or those sensitive to salicylates)
• Waldryl dye free (walgreens brand. Contains methylcellulose from corn)
• Zantac regular and extra strength

Personal Care products:
• Always Sanitary napkins (note; 1/07 potential reactions reported awaiting confirmation)
• Aura Cacia Protecting Aromatherapy Lip Balm
• AmLactin 12% by Usher Smith (may contain milk)
• Badger Balm
• Deodorant Crystal
• Gabriel Cosmetics (Zuzu Luxe) Check label. Corn clearly labeled. CC
• Gluten Free Savonerrie (shampoo, moisturizer, etc)
• Kiss My Face Olive oil Bar Soap
• Lansinoh 100% lanolin (breastfeeding aisle, good moisturizer)
• Nature’s Gate Herbal everyday shampoo
• Sliquid Silver personal lubricant (for medical procedures)
• Toms of Maine Silly Strawberry, Orange Mango toothpaste (xylitol now sometimes derived from corn)
Prescription meds:

Soups (See canned goods)

Vitamins and Supplements


Colorations Wheat and Gluten Free Play Dough

Monday, January 15, 2007

Trader Joe's Fruit Leathers - Discontinued

The corn-free fruit leathers by Trader Joe's have been discontinued and are being replaced by Fiber Full Fruit Bars. The fruit bars have not been checked for corn-free status.

Trader Joe's Fruit Leathers are being removed from the list, because it is no longer available.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Whole Foods - Stoned Wheat Crackers

Due to a reaction posted on Delphi and that the item has not had company confirmation in ages, we are removing this from the list until its reconfirmed or proved safe.

If you have any information reguarding the corn-free status of this product, please let us know. Thanks.

Bell & Evans - Chicken

A recent post of a letter from Bell & Evans confirms corn-free status of their chickens.

According to the company, their chicken meat is not treated with any chemicals, corn derived or otherwise.

Vitamin Research Products

A newcomer to the Delphi Forums has investigated and is currently trying a couple products (Digestive Enzymes & Triphala) by Vitamin Research Products.

I briefly looked at Vitamin Research Products' website and noticed that some of their products state that they're corn-free.

This company looks promising. Do make sure to read labels.

This company will be showing up on next month's list, provided no allergic reactions are reported.

Corn-Free Foods & Products List - 1-12-2007

This posting contains an outdated list. Please Go to Corn-Free Foods & Products List mainsite and look on the sidebar for an updated list. Thanks


FruitaBu by Stretch Island

A company response from Stretch Island as posted on Delphi Forums, confirms their FruitaBu products to be corn-free.

According to the company, any citric acid or pectin in their products is naturally derived from the fruit.

Let us know if you have any problems with this product.

Humbolt Ice Creams - Corn-free

In an initial inquiry into Humbolt Ice Creams, Humbolt Creamery claimed that their Kirkland Signature Vanilla Ice Cream (Costco) and their Humbolt Organic Ice Cream pints were corn-free.

However, after further questioning, Humbolt Creamery investigated deeper and found that their vanilla was derived using corn.

Kirkland Signature Vanilla has had reported reactions due to the vanilla, and we expect the same for Humbolt's Organic Ice Creams containing vanilla.

However, the Humbolt Organic Ice Cream pints in Butter Pecan, Mint Chip, and Chocolate should be safe.

Kenra - Intense Emollient Treatment

A post listing the ingredients and relating a conversation with Kenra personnel states that thier Intensive Emollient Treatment is corn-free.

The head chemist for the company, Paul Brown recommended patch testing on the forearm to be sure of no reaction before using.

Please let us know if you have any problems with this product.

Boss Lady Lipbalm

According to a company reponse posted on Delphi Forums, the Vitamin E used in Boss Lady lipbalm does probably contain corn derivatives. The company could not confirm the product to be corn-free.

The Vitamin E comes from BASF which produces almost exclusively vitamins in a corn-based carrier.

List of Corn-Based Products

The Kentucky Corn Grower's Association has provided a list of corn-based products for us to avoid.

Notables on the list are:
Duracell Procell Batteries
Eveready Batteries
Febreze Deoderizing Spray (this is a very problematic item, even their allergy-free)
Ingeo Fiber products (bedding) this includes pillows sold at Target.
Ingeo Carpet
Kingsford Charcoal
Magic Nuudles (Craft material)
Natural Living Bedding (Target, Linens n Things, and Amazon.com)
Palmer Tempera Paints
Prang Art Paints
Tinactin Foot Powder
Sheetrock Wallboard

Superstore Brand Cranberry Juice - Canada

For our Canadian friends, it has been reported that Superstore's brand 100% Pure Cranberry Juice in the glass bottle is corn-free.

Rudi's Organic Bakery

Rudi's products do contain corn. A post on Delphi lists the ingredients of Rudi's Country Morning White Bread. The natural enzymes do contain a small amount of corn.

Rudi's Wheat Bread is testimonied to have more corn in it.

Their ascorbic acid is not derived from corn, however another corn derivative is used to stabilize the ascorbic acid in the bread.

Contact info: Rudi's Organic Bakery (Boulder, CO)
Toll Free: 877-293-0876

Annie's Naturals - Salad Dressings

A persistant inquirer into Annie's Naturals Salad Dressings found out that the xanthan gum used in their products is grown on corn.

Annie's items with xanthan gum will not be showing up on the list for this reason.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Vanicream has been successfully used by some mothers on their corn-allergic babies. However, a response from the company makes it clear that they are unable to confirm corn-free status.

There are several potentially corn-derived ingredients in the product and the company remains "very doubtful that corn was, in fact, an intial raw material."

The company response was a very nicely worded "I don't know" response and recommended testing the product on a small amount of skin first. They also offered me samples in which to try this.

This product should be used with extreme caution and as the company recommends, test a small area first. (If you're that brave)

Norbest Turkeys

A post from November 2006, relays the results of an inquiry into Norbest turkeys.

Norbest is supposed to have no corn in their products, however I believe this may be regional. The inquiry was made into Norbest in Utah. While I was in Nebraska, I saw Norbest turkeys with several additives and injected flavorings specially marked "grown in Nebraska". I did try a Norbest Natural turkey (no labeled additives) in Nebraska and reacted.

So do use caution with this product.

Jenni-O Whole Turkeys

A post On Delphi from November 2006, relays the results of an inquiry into Jenni-O turkeys.

According to the post, Jenni-O swears their turkeys are corn-free.

No reported reactions to date.

Boar's Head Meats & Cheeses

In November 2006, Boar's Head confirmed that two of their deli lunch meats are corn-free.

Boar's Head Low Sodium Turkey
Boar's Head Deluxe Low Sodium Roast Beef

Since there is a lot of cross-contamination at the deli counter, these meats may not be corn-free when you get them. Do be careful.

Also back in Septemer 2006, Boar's Head confirmed that their White American Deli Cheese was corn-free as well. (Same cross-contamination risks at the Deli pertain to this as well)

If you have any other information on the corn-free status of these products or reactions to report, please let us know.

Kirkman Labs

Kirkman Labs is on the corn-free list and has been successfully used by several. However there have been reported reactions by severely sensitive persons. So use caution.

A statement from Kirkman Labs as posted on Delphi gives a few more details about their corn-free stance.

"Our vitamin D 3 is synthetically extracted from sheep lanolin by the use of solvents such as alcohol or acetone."

These solvents can be corn and most likely are corn-derived. The company goes on to say that all Vitamin D is made this way and theirs is the same as everyone elses. (So thus must be safe? Right?)

Kirkman Labs will stay on our list so far as the reactions have been very few, in light of the number of successes. If you do have any issues with their products, do let us know.

Lundberg Farms - Rice Cakes

A member of Delphi forums: Avoiding corn posted that she has verified with the company back in September 2006, that only their Organic Salt-Free Brown Rice Cakes dated after 6006 (June 2006) are corn-free.

It seems their other rice cakes do contain a small amount of corn.

If you have additional information about Lundberg Rice cakes corn-free status, please let us know. Thanks.

Trader Joe's Chocolate

This cross-contamination problem may or maynot be pertinent to corn allergies. Since many of us also have other allergy concerns, I thought I'd post this concern.

It has been reported on Delphi that Trader Joe's chocolate bars have a high incidence of cross-contamination with nuts and soy.

According to the post, pieces of nuts have been found several times in their chocolate bars. So anyone with a nut allergy should definately avoid them.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

King Arthur - Sourdough Starter

King Arthur, known for their exceptional flours, also makes a sourdough starter.

Their Classic New England Sourdough Starter is made using their flour and comes with complete instructions and a recipe.

A post on Delphi, containing a correspondence from King Arthur, shows how helpful they are to their customers.

While suggesting their own product (as any company would do) they also went out of their way to give other sites for making your own sourdough starters, even a potato based sourdough starter.

The King Arthur Sourdough Starter will show up on the next posting of the list. Please let us know if you have any problems with this product.

King Arthur Flours

One of the reasons we love King Arthur products is their honesty. It is rare that we encounter a company that is honest to fault.

In a letter posted on Delphi, King Arthur confirms their products to be as free of corn as humanly possible in our current grain storage practices.

Unknown to many people, all grains are interchangeably stored in silos across the country before being shipped off to be processed and made into foods and products.

King Arthur admits to this process happening and thus cannot 100% guarantee that their flours do not contain any corn. As they state in their letter, "Please advise we can not guarantee our flours are free from all corn traces. During the milling process, there is almost always corn in the unclean wheat as it heads to cleaning house in the mill. Virtually all of the corn is removed but it is possible that a piece of corn the size and shape of wheat slips through and is ground into flour."

King Arthur flour (to my knowledge) is the safest wheat flour in market, and this admission by King Arthur is something that happens all across the world with every wheat flour product.

As always, if you have any problems with this product or have additional information on its corn-free status please contact us.

Florida's Natural OJ

According to testimony on Delphi forums, Florida's Natural states that their Orange Juice is completely corn-free.

This has been tested and no corn-related reactions have been reported. As always, let us know if you've any information to the contrary.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Modern Organic Products - MOP - Pear Shampoo

According to a post on Delphi, Modern Organic Products has confirmed that there is no corn or corn derivatives in their Pear Shampoo.

During the inquiry, the company verified each ingredient as not being corn-derived.

It's good to add new things to the list. As always, if you have any corn reactions to this product, please let us know.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Benedetta Clearing Spray - Hand Sanitizer

A post on Delphi about Benedetta Clearing Spray indirectly provides company confirmation that this product is corn-free. It has not been tested yet though.

Benedetta's website does look promising. Unfortunately, they are not entirely accurate on the sources of Isopropyl Alcohol and Propylene Glycol as they claim the source to be petroleum (not the normal corn derivatives that they are now). However, their adamant dislike for these ingredients is promising.

StoneyField Farms - Yogurts

Before this blog, we used to have StoneyField Farms yogurts on the list. At the time, Stoneyfield Farms insisted that their yogurts were corn-free and it took persistance to get answers.

In November, we posted StoneyField Farms yogurts as unsafe with the following reasons: "vanilla does have corn alcohol, unsure on pectin. Company insists its corn-free"

In a recent post on Delphi about StoneyField Farms O'Soy yogurt, it appears the StoneyField Farms is changing their tune and being more upfront about the use of corn in their products.

In the inquiry about O'Soy yogurt, the company clearly states the use of corn alcohols in their natural flavorings, and admits to "minute amounts of corn derivatives in our products".

For those of us who have had to deal with Stoneyfield Farms in the past, with false claims of corn-free status, this is definately a step in the right direction for Stoneyfield Farms, and shows that they really do listen to their customers.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

SunMaid Raisins

In our post Not Corn-free Research prior to 11/13/2006, we listed SunMaid raisins as being problematic and that we had removed it from our list.

The small boxes of SunMaid raisins (6 small boxes package) seem to still be ok, but all other packaged SunMaid raisins seem to be problematic. The source of this problem is not verified with the company (Company denial) and is thus unknown.

The Delphi thread: Safe Raisins? talks about this a little further.

A company reponse posted on Delphi Forums states that there is no corn in their raisins. However, these will not be added back to the list until human testing clears them.

Wellshire Farms - Unsafe

I had posted a notice about Wellshire Farms on our sister blog News For Corn Avoiders back in September and it just came to my attention that such information is also needed on this blog as well.

Wellshire Farms is known among the Corn Avoider community to be problematic for those avoiding corn. Their very nice search engine on their site that allows you to search for their products according to your allergy concerns, must be applauded for its ingenuity and the appearance that the company is concerned for its customer's health. However, the search engine is not accurate for selecting corn-free foods.

As posted back in September, the company uses undeclared cornstarch in their packaging process, which also does not show up on the search engine. Also their lactic acid starter is corn-based which their search engine doesn't catch.

Please use extreme caution when trying Wellshire Farms products, or better yet, just avoid them.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Late July - Classic Rich Crackers

A company response declares these crackers to be completely corn-free.

Late July specifically states that the enzyme used is derived with wheat ingredients, and that they don't use corn starch on their equipment (processing aid).

These will be appearing on the next edition of the list.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Virgil's Rootbeer

A few days ago, a member of Delphi forums noticed that Virgil's was now listing citric acid on the label.

An inquiry into the source of the citric acid, recieved this reply from the company stating that the citric acid has always been there, and is derived from corn. The company just now decided to list it.

Since I used to drink this soda up until 6 months ago, I have a real hard time believing that it was always in there. Nevertheless, the soda has been removed from the list.

Virgil's Creme Soda is being investigated as well. Stay Tuned.

Advil - Infants Drops

Back in August (before this blog started), Infants' Advil Drops were added to the list.

Here is a copy of the correspondence recently posted as a followup to questions about the product.


According to a report on Delphi, Bayer has confirmed their Aleve caplets and tablets to be free of corn and corn derivatives.

There are several questionable ingredients in the product, and further inquiry into the sources of these ingredients has been partially revealed.

The hypromellose and microcrystalline cellulose are both from wood sources. Povidone is from rubber/vinyl, and probably not corn-based.

The person investigating had a possible reaction to the product as well.

A reaction to Aleve has been posted as well as Aleve's lack of cooperation in locating the problem. She called them to get the sources of their ingredients. Their reply was to state that there was no corn starch or corn derivatives in the product, and to brag about naproxen's effectiveness as a pain reliever. They're also sending her coupons (for a product she can't have because she's allergic).

Please use caution with this product. If you do have any other information on the corn-free status of this product, do let us know. Thanks.