Sunday, December 31, 2006

Kettle Brand Chips - Removed

The Lightly Salted versions of Kettle Brand chips were at one time confirmed with the company to be corn-free. However, due to several reports of reactions, these chips are being removed from the list. See Delphi Forums: Safe Chips Thread for more information. These reports are not the first reported reactions (See List posted on 12/02/06) so please use extreme caution if you're still consuming these or want to try them.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Dagoba Chocolates

Dagoba was recently purchased by Hershey's (see article on Hershey's is supposedly keeping hands off of Dagoba's formula, but only time will tell.

A recent post of Dagoba's corn-free status claims the products to still be corn-free.

Please let us know if you have any updates about this product.

Healthy Gums by NaturalDentist

A posting on Delphi of the ingredients (& sources) of Healthy Gums toothpaste has added it to our corn-free list.

If anyone has any problems with this product, please let us know.

Brawny Paper Towels

A post on Delphi gives company confirmation that the Brawny paper towels are corn-free. However, the glue, used to tack the paper to the cardboard roll and to tack the first sheet down, is made from corn.

I've decided not to include these on the list for this reason, but this info will be here for anyone interested in using them.

Land O'Lakes Allergy Statement

When a poster on Delphi contacted Land O'Lakes inquiring about possible corn in their product, they received a very unhelpful reply.

This product it seems we're on our own as to finding corn.

Bionature Pasta

This will be added to the next posting of the list, due to recommendations.

See Bionature Pasta Thread on Delphi.

If anyone has had problems with this product, please let us know.

Swheat Scoop Cat Litter

A company response posted on Delphi forums confirms that Swheat Scoop Cat Litter is corn-free.

It contains wheat and soybean oil.

The company does admit that the wheat they use may be cross-contaminated with corn. This is normal and common, as nearly all wheat sources have the same chances of cross-contamination. This is a problem going back to current grain storage practices in the USA as well as other parts of the world.

Special Kitty Cat Litter - Walmart

According to an inquiry posted on Delphi into Special Kitty cat litter, the company confirms that it is corn-free. It is labeled as being bentonite clay.

This brand it seems is specially made for and only available at WalMart.

Wholly Wholesome Pies

A short discussion on Wholly Wholesome Pies, still has the pies in question.

If anyone has further information on the safety of these pies, please post on this Delphi Thread or let us know. Thanks.

Panderos Delights Cookies

Panderos Delights cookies have recently added ascorbic acid to their labels. Violets inquired with the company and Panderos claims it to be derived from tapioca. Click here to read thread on Delphi.

So far no one has reported human testing the product.

President's Choice - Canadian

Since only one person so far has commented on the safety of these products and I believe they're solely available in Canada? I won't be adding them to the list yet.

However, one poster on Delphi uses the following products from President's Choice.

PC Organic Whole Wheat Flour (unenriched)
PC Rice Puffs
PC Canned Tomatoes (tomatoes and juice)
PC Organic Butter
PC Old Cheddar
PC Sweet Apple Cider
PC Natural Apple Juice
and Blue Menu Whole Wheat Pasta (blue box)

If anyone knows for certain the corn-free status of these products or has had success or problems with these products, please let us know.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

President's Choice - Canadian

President's Choice - Young Turkey with butter basting.

See post on Delphi Forums - Corn-free Canadians

The company claims it is totally corn-free and was tested seemingly successfully by one tester.

** A discussion on President's Choice poultry on Delphi Forums talks good and bad about these products. Also there may be problems with different suppliers using different processing methods. So it may depend on where you live, whether these products are safe.

Beet Sugar - Michigan Sugar Company

Michigan Sugar Company makes pure beet sugar. This sugar is a great alternative for those who also react to cane (a close sister to corn).

According to a post on Delphi, Michigan Sugar Company's sugar is also labeled as Big Chief and Pioneer Sugar.

The U.S. Beet Sugar Association may also be helpful in finding a local beet sugar supply.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Corn and Gluten Free List 12/2006

This list is old. Please Go to Corn-Free Foods & Products List mainsite for an updated list. Thanks

Product information changes very quickly. Please remember to read labels EVERY SINGLE TIME you buy a product. It gets tiresome, but we can not guarantee that this list is up to date nor that it is 100% accurate. It is to be used as a starting point for you to build your own list of safe foods. Note that I've not included cleaning products, meds or supplemenmts because I've not verified them at this time. Feel free to use the corn free list and do your own investigating

**Stars = need to confirm GF status.
GFCF stands for Gluten free Casein Free

Baby formula:
The only corn free baby formula on the market is Alimentum Ready To Feed

Baking needs:
Ah-Laska Unsweetened cocoa Powder
Arrowhead Mills Rice Flours (GFCF)
Baking Soda
Baking Powder: Substitute 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar per 1 tsp ---Baking Powder
Boyajian’s Pure Citrus Oils
C&H White Granulated sugar
C&H Brown Sugar
Dominoes Brown Sugar
Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips
Featherweight Baking Powder
Florida Crystals Organic Cane Sugar 14oz and #3 containers (CC)
Frontier Alcohol free flavorings 800-669-3275
Grandma's Molasses
Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
Knox unflavored Gelatin
Libby's canned Pumpkin (not pie mix, just pumpkin)
Lorann Oils--flavoring
Maple Syrup (Only PURE maple syrup)
Miss Roben's mixes (various, read labels) GFCF
Mother's Margarine
Potato Starch (Passover section)
ShariAnn's Pumpkin puree (canned)
Spectrum Shortening
Suzanne's ricemellow crème
Tapioca Starch
Trader Joe's Canned Pumpkin

Breads/cakes and mixes:
Chebe Bread Mixes
Gluten Free Pantry - Danielle Chocolate Cake Mix
Miss Robens, various mixes (check label)
Namaste, certain mixes (Note: They say their xantham gum is corn free, some report possible reactions) CC GF

Candy/Dried Fruit/Sweet snacks

Dagoba Chocolates (CC)
Ginger people candied ginger
Just Fruit, most varieties, check label
Krogers unsweetened coconut 1-800-632-6900 *
Lara Bars (check label)
Lindt Excellence 70% or 85% dark chocolate
Made in nature unsulphered dried fruit
Rapunzel Chocolates (some varieties cf)
Reeds candied ginger *
Scharfenberger chocolate bars *
St Claire's candy/mints
?Sun Rype Fruit to go
?sunsweet Dried Plums 1-800-417-2253
Trader Joe's fruit leathers (without natural flavors, read label)
Trader Joe's unsulphered dried fruit (cranberries, mango, pineapple, etc) CC

Condiments and spices
Apple cider vinegar, Braggs
Contadina Tomato Paste
Daddy Sams Barbeque Sawce (check label)
Jill's Jams and Jellies (Read labels. Only safe ingredients: fruit, cane sugar, apple based pectin) CC
Kame rice wine vinegar
Lapas organic olives *
McCormick Spices (check label, blends or mixed spices NOT corn free. CC)
Natural nut butters, check label (dry roasted nuts only ingredient)
Once Again crunchy peanut butter
Orphee Mustards
Santa Barbara Olive Company (Jumbo Black olives)
Sea Salt (iodized has corn)
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/Crackers/Snack foods
Cheecha Krackles
Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps (GFCF)
Mother’s Plain Rice Cakes
Panderos Delights Cookies
Quinoa krunchies
Sesmark Brown rice Crackers

Dairy (and non) Products:

365 Original Soy Milk?
Daisy sour cream *
Dannon Natural Plain Yoghurt (full fat)
FAGE yoghurt
Kirkland Cheddar Cheese (contains annatto, possibly in corn alcohol); Monterey Jack
Kirkland Signature Organic milk (CC, no corn as vitamin D carrier) 3/06
Imagine Original Soy Dream (Not enriched) CC GFCF
Organic Valley Ultra Pasturized Whole Milk 1-888-444-MILK
Organic Valley chocolate milk (not from plant 55 1224)
Organic Valley milk except stamped from plant "55 1224"
Organic Valley Saltd Butter
Organic Valley Half&Half
Promised Land Dairy CC all WHITE milk products
Purity Farms Ghee
Trader Joe's unsalted Butter
Tillamook Cheese in 8 oz, 10 oz and 1 lb sizes. (NOT 5 lb, 2 lb, or 2.5 lb these are dusted on the outside of the package with corn starch, which is then rinsed off. May contain residue.)CC

Frozen Foods
Albertsons Fruit/veggies w/out sauce 1-877-932-7948 (check labels)
Alexia french fries, some varieties, check label
Birdseye fruits/veggies w/out sauce 1-800-563-1786(check labels, citric acid is corn derived but labeled)
C&W fruits/veggies w/out sauce (check labels) 1-800-CUT CORN
Cascadian Farms Frozen fruit/veggies (check labels!) w/out sauce (CC)1-800-624-4123
Ian's alphatots french fries
Trader Joe's big chunk Vegetables, blueberries, etc. Check labels!
Van's wheat free waffles (original only)
Westpac frozen veggies
Wymans Frozen blueberries and raspberries 800-341-1758

Grain/cereal products:
Ancient grains Quinoa
Nu-World Amaranth Snaps (cc) GFCF
Barbara's Brown Rice Crisps (cc . 2005) GFCF
Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice (781) 444-0440 (US Mills foods)
Healthy Times Rice Cereal (For babies)
Lundberg Farms Cream of Rice 530-882-4551
Lundbergh rices (read labels)
Nature's Path Crispy Rice
Poconos Cream of Buckwheat
Quinoa Flakes
Rice and Shine
Tinkyada rice pastas (dedicated rice only plant)

365 Organic Apple Juice
Bernard Janson's Black cherry concentrate (can flavor compounded meds)
Canada Dry Sparkling Water
Ceres Fruit Juices
Faygo Sparkling Water
Florida's Natural OJ with Calcium (only)
Knudsen Just Juices (check labels) CC 4/06
Lakewood Organic Apple Juice
Looza Juices from Belgium
Martinelli's Apple Juice (10 oz bottles)
POM Pomegrantate juice
Potato Vodka (Use to make vanilla for baking)
Reed's Premium Ginger Brew*
Steez Green Tea Soda

Soups/canned goods
Cento Tomato Puree, paste, crushed tomatoes 856-853-5445
Del Monte Lite Pear Halves, sliced peaches
Del Monte no-salt green beans
Divina Kalamata olives
Eden organic beans/rice
Eden organic tomatoes
Imagine Soups (check labels)
Imagine Organic Vegetable Broth (CC)
Imagine organic no-chicken broth (cc)
Imagine organic free range chicken broth (cc)
Kroger no Salt added vegetables
Melissa's steamed ready to eat baby beets (refrigerated at TJ) 800-588-0151
Mott's Organic Apple Sauce 1-800-426-4891
Natural Value canned beans
Pomi Tomatoes
Publix Greenwise canned vegetables
Tassos Olives

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Rapunzel Yeast - Removed

Rapunzel yeast has had multiple reactions and seems just as "safe" as Red Star which is grown on corn.

For safety reasons, Rapunzel is being removed from the list. There is no known safe yeast sold in the USA at this time. But we're still looking.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Cabot Products - Unsafe

A letter from Cabot posted on Delphi forums details the gluten-free aspect of their products as well as the high incidence of corn contamination.

All their starches are corn-derived. All their conveyor dressings are cornstarch.

Their regular cheddar cheeses are free of corn derived ingredients, however there is a great chance of cross-contamination.

It is recommended (not only by us, but by Cabot) to avoid their products if you have a corn allergy (corn intolerance included).

Friday, December 08, 2006

Kashi Organic Strawberry Fields Cereal

This has been removed from the list due to multiple reactions.

There have been several reactions to this cereal, and the source of the corn is not known.

It will not be returned to the list, until human testing proves it to be safe.

To read about the reactions please go to: Delphi Forums - Just Fruits. The reactions are among several posts in this thread which was initially started due to questions about the corn-free status of the "Just Fruits" dried fruits. The "Just Fruits" are still being questioned with no definitive answer.

Monday, December 04, 2006

ShiKai Everyday Shampoo

This is one of the things researched prior to this blog, and I thought I'd include the information we have about it so far.

According to an inquiry made to ShiKai posted on Delphi, ShiKai's Everyday Shampoo & Conditioner are corn-free, soy-free, and wheat-free. They are also free of sodium lauryl sulfate, parabans and animal products.

The glycerin is from palm.

ShiKai's Everday Natural Shampoo & Conditioner has been tested and no reactions reported yet.

If you do have any problems with this product or have any other information reguarding its corn-free status, please contact the Admin.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

New Morning Grahams

As of at least September 2006, New Morning claims their graham crackers to be corn-free.

However, there have been many reported reactions to these crackers from several different people.

I tested them myself, and reacted. There is a small amount of corn in them somewhere. My reaction was of the type specific to corn derivatives such as citric acid, corn syrup, etc.

If you are highly sensitive to corn derivatives, I would not advise trying these. These will not be showing up on the list, until human testing can confirm them to be corn-free.

New Morning Grahams are a product of U.S. Mills.

Nature Bake Breads

A post on Delphi Avoiding Corn Forum talks about Nature Bake Breads.

"If you can tolerate commerical yeast, Nature Bake bread is wonderful. They are very careful about corn and soy ingredients because of the GMO issue as well as an awareness of allergies, and the owner is a very nice man. I called the company and was talking to him within minutes. He takes great pride in his bread and seems to know every detail that goes on in the production.

They do make a few breads that contain corn or soy (I forget which--we have to avoid both), but are careful about cross-contamination issues and make sure to label everything that goes into the bread. There are no chemicals or preservatives. GMO issues are very important to them, also, and they carry an organic line and a line made with spelt. We like the whole spelt bread

They use Fleischmann's and SAF (owned by Red Star) yeast in the bread." - Purple Kangaroo

Nature Bake Company Website

While this bread may be acceptable for some with corn allergies, we will not be adding it to the list due to the corn in the yeast problem.

Corn-Free Products List as of 12-02-2006

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

Friday, December 01, 2006

Heinz - using more corn in their vinegar.

Heinz in an attempt I suppose to be more gluten-free and "natural" has recently changed their "flavored" cider vinegar to a corn base, this was confirmed in a recent newsletter.

According to Heinz Website FAQs (which hasn't been updated with the new gluten-free status on the flavored vinegar): "Heinz® Distilled White Vinegar is sourced from corn, not from wheat, rye, barley, or oats. Wine Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar are sourced from grapes and apples, respectively, not grains."

Heinz has been off the list (at least my version) for quite awhile since last I contacted them they could not confirm any of their vinegars to be corn-free.

They did however confirm the vinegar in their Organic Heinz Ketchup to be corn-free at that time.

** Update: 2007 - Heinz confirms vinegar in Organic ketchups to be source from corn and/or rye.