Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lakefront Brewery - Beer

According to a poster on Delphi - Avoiding Corn, Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has confirmed that they do not use any corn or corn derivatives to make their beers.

The beers are also free of rice, with the exception of their New Grist beer for Celiacs.

Lakefront Brewery website

Plasencia Reserva Organica - Nesticos

A poster on Delphi-Avoiding Corn attempted to verify corn-free status with the company but did not quite get company confirmation for these small cigars.

She did however personally test out the Nesticos and did not react.

While many tobacco products do contain corn derivatives, it appears these may not.

The company did confirm that the Placencia Organica's are made completely organically with no chemical additives. The Nesticos are just one of the types of cigars made by this line. Placencia Reserva Organica Line

Georgia Pacific - Brawny & Sparkle

According to a relayed company confirmation posted on Delphi - Avoiding Corn, Brawny and Sparkle paper towels are processed the same way. Meaning they both should have the same corn-free status.

According to the post, they both are completely corn-free with exception of the glue on the first and last sheets of each roll.

Georgia-Pacific's Website


A poster on Delphi - Avoiding Corn verified with Pfizer that their Zithromax liquid suspension does contain corn.

The company did not specify which ingredient was corn-derived or if there was more than one, but merely stated that corn was found in the ingredients.

The poster's child did manage to tolerate the medication, but not everyone may be so lucky.

Trader Joe's Canned Chunk Turkey

Since I don't have a whole lot of information on this product, consider this more of an FYI.

A poster on Delphi - Avoiding Corn trialled Trader Joe's canned Chunk Turkey and reacted.

So do use caution.

Kroger Meats

A reaction to Kroger's fresh meat posted on Delphi - Avoiding Corn, started a long discussion of how Kroger's meats (& other stores as well) are processed.

Kroger grocery stores are dotted almost all over the United States.

According to one post on Delphi, Kroger meats are sprayed (with what is unsure) prior to packaging, and their fresh ground meat has "with natural flavor" on the packaging.

There have been multiple reports of reactions to Kroger fresh meats, and most are not marked any warnings. So do use caution.

365 sodas - revisited

A long time ago, we made a summary post of all the not-so-corn-free items we'd researched prior to starting this website/blog. Our sister site, News for Corn Avoiders, has more info on this research saga.

Whole Foods - 365 sodas - Corn allergy caution - which includes Whole Foods original stance on the corn-free status of the 365 sodas.
Whole Foods: Consumer Confidence Lost - which Whole Foods confirms the citric acid in 365 sodas is from corn.

Despite this research, we are still getting inquiries into the 365 Rootbeer, which does not contain the dreaded citric acid. Unfortunately, it does still contain corn in it somewhere.

Unfortunately for me, I missed this corn confirmation notice, and stupidly decided to trial the rootbeer myself. I can confirm, btw, that there is indeed corn in the 365 rootbeer soda.

The amount of corn in the 365 Rootbeer would be for many people minimal. So if you can tolerate small amounts of corn derivatives you may do fine with this soda; however, if you're extremely sensitive, I would find something else to drink.


Alcon's prescription antihistamine eyedrops: Patanol (and probably Pataday as well) have not been confirmed corn-free, nor confirmed corn.

A discussion on Delphi - Avoiding Corn, concerning Patanol increases our suspicions that it contains corn.

It is unsure which ingredient(s) in the Patanol would be corn-derived, but the benzalkonium chloride may be the culprit.

Use extreme caution before using this product with a severely sensitive corn-allergic.

Alison's Family Farms

A member of Delphi - Avoiding Corn reported that the company has confirmed their chicken products to be corn-free.

There is nothing used in processing except water, however the chicken is fed corn.

Alison's Family Farms Website

Alison's Chicken has had a reported reaction, but it is uncertain if the reaction was to the chicken or corn-contamination. She did call the company and confirmed again that there is no corn used in the processing, only in the chicken-feed.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Problematic Eggs

Eggs have been touch and go problems with many corn-allergics, and the exact reason for it has not really been discovered.

Eggland's Best was reported as problematic, as well as Horizon Organic eggs.

The same persons that reported problems with those brands, can successfully eat other brands of eggs such as Born-Free Omega 3 eggs, and Publix Greenwise Organic Eggs.

So if you're having trouble with eggs, it may not be a true egg allergy and you may want to trial a few different brands of eggs. Depending on the severity of your symptoms of course.

Most corn-allergics that spoke on this topic preferred eggs from cage-free free-range hens.

Delphi - Avoiding Corn Testimony:
Eggland's Best vs Born-Free
Horizon Organic vs Publix Greenwise

Another post of reaction to Horizon Organic Eggs states that if you are reacting to Horizon Organic Eggs, the company would like to know.

Ginger People - Ginger Soother

According to a post on Delphi -Avoiding Corn, Ginger People confirmed that their Ginger Soother beverage was corn-free.

According to the post, the "natural flavors" ingredient covers the ginger solids in the bottom of the bottle, and is nothing but ginger sediment.

Ginger People - Ginger Soother website

RX Vitamins - Children's Multivitamins

These I believe were company confirmed corn-free according to a post on Delphi-Avoiding Corn.

Rx Vitamins Children's Multi-Vitamins are grape flavored and candy-like.

Their website gives more details as to the ingredients of this product, which has been used successfully by one family so far.

Do use caution with this product if your child has multiple allergies, as it contains: maple, honey, molasses, apple, banana, currant, cranberry, orange, papaya, peach, pineapple, raspberry, grape, strawberry, broccoli, garlic, onion, parsley.

Zum Bar - Goats Milk Soaps

Zum Bar soaps have been something I avoided since.. well since I first started my corn-free journey, as rumors of reactions from corn allergic persons kept it in my mind as something to avoid.

In April 2007, there was a long discussion on Delphi-Avoiding corn where the ingredients of Zum Bar soaps were called into question.

Of the "finds":
Zum Bar confirmed that they do not use citric acid in their soaps.
Their essential oils are cold-pressed and not solvent extracted.
The company confirms that they do not use corn or corn derivatives.
Their glycerin is derived from palm.
Their vitamin E contains wheat germ.

This product is most likely corn-free.. at least should be tolerated well by most corn allergics. However there are some who question the goats milk base and dyes.

This product should not be considered gluten-free.

BubbleShack Hawaii Soaps

A company confirmation inquiry summarized on Delphi- Avoiding Corn, confirms several of the BubbleShack Hawaii Soaps to be corn-free.

BubbleShack Hawaii makes several soaps and not all are corn-free, so do use caution when selecting a soap.

According to the post on Delphi, "all of their 'regular' bar soaps are corn-free, with the exception of the following: Seafoam, Pikake Lei, Tuberose, and Kaffir Lime scents." This was last confirmed back in March 2007, so you may want to double check before ordering.

The Juicy Pineapple and Coconut Soaps were tested successfully.

In an update 10/07: Bubbleshack Hawaii has reformulated their products and none are considered corn-free at this time.

JC Naturals Soaps

A member of Delphi Avoiding Corn pointed us in the direction of JC Naturals soaps.

JC Naturals soaps are gluten, casien, and corn-free. They also make other bath & household products as well.

Another member of the Avoiding Corn forum tested their soap out with good results.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Corn Free and Gluten Free list 10/29/07

New and Improved Look!

The Corn and Gluten free list now has an improved look. The list has grown to a point that I am now organizing everything with sub-headings (IE, Canned Goods, Apple sauce, brand name) :) Hopefully this will make it easier to read.

Please note that while every attempt is made to keep the list current, ingredients and suppliers can change without notice. This list is not intended to be inclusive, use it as a starting point to build your own list of "safe food". And always read labels.

Baby Formula:
  • The only Corn Free Baby formula known to us at this time is Alimentum Ready to Feed. The powdered version contains corn
Baby Foods:
None at this time

Baking Needs:
  • Arrowroot -- Can be used for thickening. No unsafe brands known.
  • Baking Mixes
    • Chebe Bread Mix (Dry, bagged mix only.)
    • Ener-G Rice Baking Mix (rice flour, baking powder [sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate]); Gluten Free Gourmet Blend
    • Gluten Free Pantry - Danielle Chocolate Cake Mix
    • Miss Robens - Various mixes, read labels and disclaimer.
    • Namaste - Various mixes, read labels (Note: xanthan gum is grown on wheat, tested for gluten and recognizable proteins. Some report potential corn reactions, unknown if this is corn or xanthum gum itself.) CC
  • Baking Soda (We have not found problems with specific brands. Check ingredients for additives.)
  • Baking Powder:
    • Featherweight Baking Powder (usess potato starch)
    • Substitute: 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar per tsp of baking posder in recipe.
  • Chocolate chips:
    • Dagoba Chocodrops (potential reaction reported)
    • Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips
    • Leiber's Kosher For Passover Real Chocolate Chips (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa)
    • Leiber's decorating pieces, including white chocolate (Kosher for Passover only)
    • Rapunzel Chocolate drops/chips
  • Cocoa Powders
    • Ah-laska Unsweetened cocoa Powder CC 2--6
    • Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Flavoring
    • Boyajians Pure Citrus Oils
    • Frontier Alcohol Free Flavorings (not vanilla extract) 800-869-3275
    • Lorann oils flavorings (check ingredients)
  • Flours and Starches for baking
    • Ancient Grains Quinoa Flour
    • Arrowhead Mills Rice flours, Buckwheat flour *cross contamination possible, cleaning practices in place
    • Ener-G potato starch, tapioca starch, rice flour
    • Koda Farms Mochiko sweet brown rice flour
    • NuWorld Amaranth Flour
    • Miss Robens flours; assorted (check label)
    • Potato starch (kosher for passover, variousl brands)
  • Gelatin, Jelled Dessert mixes
    • Knox unflavored gelatin
  • Maple Syrup: Most pure maple syrups are safe. There is some debate as to whether or not the defoaming process can utilize corn derivatives. Awaiting confirmation of safe/unsafe brands.
  • Marshmallows:
    • Kosher For Passover Marshmallows, various brands : these are availabel through early spring in most well stocked markets and in specialty kosher stores.
    • Suzanne's Ricemellow cream (marshmallow sub)
  • Molasses
    • Grandma's Molasses
  • Pumpkin
    • Libby's canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
    • ShariAnn's Pumpkin puree (100% pumpkin only)
    • Trader Joe's Canned pumpkin (100% pumpkin only)
  • Sugar
    • Beet sugar
    • C&H White granulated sugar
    • C&H Brown Sugar
    • Dominoes Brown Sugar
    • Florida Crystals Organic Cane sugar 14 oz and #3 containers CC 2--5
    • Miss Robens Powdered Sugar
    • Pioneer sugar --Michigan sugar company -- beet sugar
  • Vanilla
    • Soak a vanilla bean in potato vodka for at least 2 weeks
    • Ground vanilla beans, vanilla sugar
Beverages (See also Dairy and Dairy alternatives)
  • Alcohol
    • Potato Vodka (use to make vanilla for baking)
  • Apple Juice
    • 365 Organic Apple Juice
    • Lakewood Organic Apple Juice
    • Martinelli's Apple Juice and Cider CC 2/07
  • Carbonated Beverages
    • Canada Dry Sparkling Water
    • Faygo Sparkling Water
    • Ginger People Ginger Soother (natural flavor from ginger solids)
    • Reeds Premium Ginger Brew
    • Steez Green Tea Soda
    • Virgils Cream Soda
    • Voss Sparkling Water
  • Frozen Concentrates
    • Cascadian Farms Organic Grape Juice Concentrate
    • Minute Maid Lemon juice concentrate, Orange juice
  • Fruit Juice, assorted
    • Ceres Fruit Juices (CC 2005)
    • Kedem Kosher for Passover grape juice
    • Knudsen's Just Juice, assorted flavors (check labels) CC 4/06
    • Loosa Juices (Tall Glass Bottle, from Belgium)
    • POM Pomegranate juice
    • Santa Cruz Organics lemon; lime juice CC 10/06
  • Orange Juice
    • Florida's Natural OJ with Calcium (only) ???
Breads and Baked Goods
  • Cybros Rice Bread
Canned Goods (soups, vegetables, fruits)
  • Applesauce
    • Eden Organic Applesauce (unflavored)
    • Motts Organic Apple Sauce, snack pack unsweetened ONLY (in the SP, ascorbic acid is fruit derivied) 800-426-4891
    • Musselman's homestyle natural unsweetened applesauce
    • Trader Joe's Natural Applesauce (ingredients: apples, water)
  • Beans (canned, precooked)
    • Bearitos refried beans
    • Eden Organic beans and rice
    • Natural Valley Canned Beans
    • Trader Joe's Organic Beans (Ingredients should read specific type of bean, salt)
  • Broth
    • Imagine Organic Vegetable Broth
    • Imagine Organic Free Range chicken broth
  • Coconut milk
    • Blue Mountain
    • Country Coconut milk (coconut and water)
    • Harris Teeters Naturals Full Fat coconut Milk
    • Kame Lite coconut milk
  • Fruit, assorted canned
    • Del Monte Lite PEar Halves, sliced peaches
  • Mandarin Oranges
    • Family Pantry (from Family Dollar) product of China
    • Hill Country Fair (HEB Tx) product of Spain
    • Market Pantry (Target) product of China
  • Olives
    • Divina Kalamata Olives (check labels, not all are safe)
    • Lapas organic olives
    • Santa Barbara Olive Company Jumbo Black Olives
    • Tassos Olives
  • Pumpkin (see baking section)
  • Soup
    • Health Valley no salt added Organic Tomato Soup
    • Imagine Soups
      • Creamy Broccoli, Creamy Portobello Mushroom, Organic Creamy Tomato, Organic Creamy Butternut Squash, Organic Creamy Potato Leek, Organic Creamy Tomato Basil, Organic Creamy Sweet Potato
  • Tomato Products
    • Contadina Tomato Paste
    • Del Monte Organic Tomato Paste (citric acid is corn based but clearly labeled)
    • Eden Organic Tomatoes
  • Vegetables, assorted
    • Del Monte canned vegetables (check labels)
    • Kroger No Salt added vegetables
    • Melissa's Steamed Ready to eat baby beats (vacuum packed in the refrigerated product section)
    • Publix Greenwise canned vegetables (check labels)
    • Trader Joe's Lentils with Vegetables (ready to eat in sealed microwave safe tray)
    • Trader Joe's White beans with Vegetables(Ready to eat in sealed microwave safe tray)
Cereals (see also grains or baking needs)
  • Cold Cereal
    • Barbara's Brown Rice snaps CC 2005
    • Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice snaps
    • Nature's Path Crispy Rice
    • NuWorld Amaranth Snaps
  • Hot Cereal
    • Lundbergh Family cream of rice 530-882-4551
    • Poconos Cream of Buckwheat
    • Quinoa Flakes
    • Rice and Shine (possibly reaction reported)
Condiments and spices
  • Fruit Spreads/jams
    • Beth's Farm Kitchen Fruit Spreads (no sugar, no pectin, avoid vanilla) CC 7/07
    • Fiordifrutta Fruitspreads fruit jams from Italy distributed by Rigoni USA
    • Jills Jams and Jellies (read lables. Only safe ingredients: fruit, cane sugar, apple based pectin) CC 2006
    • St. Dalfour Jams and Jellies
  • Mayonnaise and Mustard
    • Orphee Mustards
    • Vegennaise Grapeseed oil mayo
  • Nut Butters and Seed Butters
    • Look for Natural Nut Butters made from Dry Roasted nuts, most are safe if nothing else is added
    • Jiff Regular Creamy and Chunky (mono and diglycerides from soy) CC 8.06
    • Once Again Crunchy Peanut Butter
    • Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Butter
    • Trader Joe's Almond Butter, Cashew Butter
    • Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter (safe for nut allergy)
  • Salsa
    • 505 salsa and Green Chili Sauce
  • Spices and Seasonings
    • McCormic Single Spices (check labels, maltodextrin is from corn but clearly labeled. Mixed spices are NOT okay)
    • Redmonds Real Salt Seasoned Salt CC 1.07
    • Sea Salt (most are okay, watch out for additives or anticaking agents)
    • Sea Seasonings Kelp Granules (from Maine Coast)
  • Vinegar
    • Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Kame Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Misc.
    • Roads End Chreese packets
Nana's Gluten Free Cookies (dextrins from rice)

Sweet Snacks (candy, dried fruit)
  • Chocolate
    • Dagoba Chocolates (CC, check labels)
    • Endangered Species Dark Chocolate (possible reaction reported)
    • Lindt Excellence 70% or 85% Dark chocolate, CC
    • Rapunzel Chocolates (Reaction to PLAIN milk chocolate reported)
    • Scharfenberger Chocolate Bars
  • Candy, Hard
    • St. Claires tarts/candies/mints
    • Yummy Earth hard candy drops CC
    • Yummy Earth Lollipops CC 12/06
  • Dried Fruit
    • Just Fruit and Veggies; most varieties. Check label. Possible cross contamination with Just Corn.
    • Made in Nature Unsulphured Dried Fruit
    • Sunmaid raisins 6 pack 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
  • Fruit Leathers
    • Fruitabu (stretch Island Fruit Leather) CC 1/07
    • Gorge Delights fruit bars (pear, blueberry, cranberry, strawberry)
  • Granola type bars
    • Save the forest cranberry crunch trail mix bar (GF status to be determined)
  • Gum
    • Bazooka Gum, Kosher for Passover only
  • Ginger, candied
    • Ginger People Candied Ginger
    • Reeds Candied Ginger
  • Nuts La Serena Roasted Chestnuts

Salty Snacks
  • Cheecha Krackles
  • Edward and Sons Brown Rice Snaps (unsalted plain)
  • Mother's Plain Rice Cakes
  • NuWorld Amaranth Snackers
  • Quinoa Krunchies
  • Sesmark Brown Rice Crackers
  • Shoestring Potato Stix
  • Stix Brand Veggie Stix
Dairy (and Dairy Alternative) Products
  • Alternatives to dairy milk
    • 365 Original Soy milk
    • Imagine Original Soy Dream (not enriched)
  • Butter/margarine
    • Kerrygold
    • Mother's Margarine, Kosher for Passover only
    • Purity Farms Ghee (clarified Butter)
    • Spectrum Shortening (palm oil, in baking section or with the oils)
    • Trader Joes' unsalted butter
    • Willow Run Margarine, soy based
  • Cheese
    • Kerrygold cheddar (from Ireland)
    • Kirkland Cheddar Cheese (contains annatto, possibly in corn alcohol)
    • Kirkland Monterey Jack
    • Tillamook Cheese in 8 oz, 10 oz and 1 lb sizes ONLY
    • Parmesan - Bricks of real parmesano reggiano imported form Italy are usually safe. Some people have success buying preshredded parmesan from the Whole Foods Deli, check with your local store for possible cross contamination issues.
  • Cream, Half and Half, creamers
    • Clover Stornetta Half and Half
    • CF Burger Half and Half
    • Organic Valley Half and Half
  • Milk, liquid - Cow
    • Brown Cow Unhomogenized Cream Line Milk
    • Harris Teeters Naturals Organic Whole Milk
    • Kroger Naturally Preferred Whole Milk (w/out vitamins) CC container corn free 06
    • Organic Valley ultra pasteurized Whole Milk 1-888-444-MILK (only ones NOT from plant 55 1224)
    • Promised Land Dairy CC all White Milk products (unflavored)
    • Publix Organic Milk (CC using Sunflower Oil as Vitamin Carrier)
    • Stoneyfield Farms Full Fat Milk
  • Milk, liquid - Goat
    • Myenberg Goat Milk (vitamin D from Lanolin) CC 06
  • Sour Cream
    • Daisy sour cream
  • Yoghurt
    • Brown Cow Farm cream top yoghurt (cows corn fed) CC 8/06
    • Dannon Natural Plain Yoghurt Full Fat only
    • FAGE greek yoghurt
    • Trader Joe's Organic lowfat plain yoghurt
  • Born Free Omega Egg
  • Trader Joe's Cage free eggs
  • Publix Greenwise organic eggs

Frozen Foods
  • Fish Sticks and Chicken Nuggets
    • Dr. Praegers Gluten Free Fishies (only gluten free/potato crusted fishies)
  • Fruit, frozen assorted
    • Albertson's fruits (no sauce) read labels (just fruit) 1-877-932-7948
    • Birdsyes fruits (no sauce) read labels (citric acid is corn based but labeled)
    • C&W Fruits (no sauce) read labels 1-800-CUT-CORN
    • Cascadian Farms Frozen Fruit (including vacuum packed)
    • Trader Joe's Frozen fruits (read labels, only fruit listed)
    • Wymans frozen blueberries and raspberries
  • Frozen desserts and novelties
    • Cool Fruits Frozen pops (otter pop style posicles) CC 8/06
  • Potatoes, frozen
    • Alexia French Fries, some varieties. Check label
    • Cascadian Farms frozen potato products, check labels
    • Ian's Alphatots (fries)
  • Vegetables, frozen assorted
    • Albertsons vegetables without sauce check labels 877-932-7948
    • Birdeye vegetables w/out sauce (check labels, citric acid is corn derived but labeled)
    • C&W vegetables w/out sauce (check labels) 800-CUT-CORN
    • Cascadian Farms vegetables (including vacuum packed) w/out sauce 800-624-4123
    • Freshlike spinach
    • Trader Joe's frozen vegetables (check labels for corn)
    • Westpac frozen vegetables
  • Waffles and pancakes
    • Vans wheat free waffles (original only, check labels)
Grains and Dry Pasta
  • Ancient Grains Quinoa
  • Annie's Gluten Free Mac and Cheese (dry, blue box) CC 06
  • Eden Foods 100% soba Buckwheat pasta
  • Lundberg Farms Rice (not wild rice)
  • Roads End mac and Chreese; brown rice versions only (casein free)
  • Mrs. Leepers rice pastas
  • Tinkyada rice pasta (rice only facility)
Meats (fresh, frozen, processed)
  • Bacon
    • 365 uncured Bacon (whole foods)
    • Wellshire Farms uncured bacon
  • Beef
    • Laura's Lean Ground Beef in original square white box ONLY Not safe if repackaged by the store.
    • Sommer's Organic NY strip steaks
    • Star Ranch beef; whole cuts
  • Chicken
    • Allison Family Farms Chickens cc 5/07
    • Foster Farms Chicken (unseasoned, unbreaded, various pieces, includes frozen, check ingredients)
  • Cold Cuts/lunchmeats
    • Applegate Farms Cold Cuts **from deli** Check ingredients, sodium lactate derived from corn
    • Boars Head Deluxe Low Sodium Rare Roast Beef; Oven Roasted Low Sodium Turkey, prosciutto
  • Hot Dogs
    • Applegate Farms Turkey Hot Dogs **Check ingredients, sodium lactate derived from corn**
    • Hans Hot Dogs
    • Sheltons Cooked Uncured Chicken Franks
    • Whole Foods Whole Ranch brand Beef Franks
  • Pork
    • Swift brand pork tenderloin (plain only) 2 pack available at Costco.
  • Salmon
    • Natural Sea Wild Premium Pink Salmon (no salt added)
    • Whole Foods Brand Smoked Salmon
    • Wild Catch Salmon (in air tight package, refrigerated case)
  • Sausage
    • Shelton's frozen turkey sausage
  • Tuna
    • Bumblebee Solid White Albacore in water
    • Natural Sea Chunk Light Tongol Tuna NO salt added (Ingredients tongol tuna, water)
    • Starkist low sodium tuna
    • Whole Foods Brand canned tuna in water
Personal Care Products
  • Condoms (note: keep in mind that condoms are sometimes used for medical procedures such as intravaginal ultrasounds. Discuss concerns with your Dr.)
    • Trojan Lambskin
    • Trojan Supra (varieties other than the two listed have cornstarch, CC 2007)
  • Cosmetics
    • Gabriel Cosmetics (ZuZu Luxe) Check Labels, corn clearly listed CC
    • Signature Mineral Makeup
  • Deodorant
    • Deodorant Crystal, various brands
    • Lavillin underarm (not foot) deodorant from Israel
  • Eye Drops
    • Nature's Tears Eye Mist (sterile Water, CC 10/07)
  • Hand Soap
    • Medimix Ayurvedic Soaps
    • Thursday Tea Tree Soap
    • Trader Joe's Grapeseed oil lavendar handsoap
  • Lip Balm
    • Aura Cacia Protecting Aromatherapy Lip Balm
    • Badger Balm
  • Menstrual Products
    • Always Sanitary Napkins
    • Diva Cup
    • Glad Rags (100% cotton reusable pads, can be used as a cover for heavy duty corn-filled pads)
    • Sea Sponge Reusable Tampons (use corn free vinegar to disinfect)
  • Moisturizers
    • AmLactin 12% by Usher Smith (may contain milk)
    • Gluten Free Savonnerie
    • Lansinoh 100% lanolin (baby care aisle with breastfeeding supplies, good for hands etc too)
  • Shampoo
    • Gluten Free Savonerrie
    • Nature's Gate Herbal Everyday shampoo (may contain citric acid)
  • Toothpaste
    • Toms of Maine (silly strawberry, orange mango, read ingredients. Xylitol now corn derived.)
    • Toms of Maine Unflavored naturally waxed floss
    • Vira-Myr toothpaste
  • Miscellaneous
    • Aveda Loose powder
    • Breath of Life iodine Solution (possibly other iodine solutions)
    • NOW brand glycerine-palm based
    • Sliquid Silver Personal Lubricant (keep in mind that certain medical procedures, esp for women, use lubricants. Discuss concerns with your doctor)
Household needs
  • Cat Litter
    • Special Kitty Cat Litter from Walmart, only ingredient Bentonite Clay. Avoid Scented
  • Dish Soap
    • Kirkland Dishwasher Detergent, powdered. Confirmed on west coast 06
    • Method Brand Dish Soap 855-9-METHOD
    • Palmolive Original (not concentrated, scented or antibacterial)
    • Seventh Generation/ecover Auto dish powder 800-449-4925
    • Trader Joe's Liquid Dish Soap (with GSE)

  • General Cleaning products
    • Method General Cleaning, Good for Wood866-9-METHOD
    • Red Juice
    • Seventh Generation/ecover floor soap
    • Tree of Life Fresh and Natural Bathroom Cleaner with tea tree and lavendar
  • Laundry detergent
    • ALL free and clear
    • Kirkland Free and Clear Laundry detergent (liquid, confirmed on west coast)
    • Planet Ultra laundry detergent (LIQUID only)
    • Seventh Generation/ecover Liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener, powder and liquid non-chlorine bleach 800-449-4925
    • Tide Free
  • Paper Goods
    • Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue
    • Brawny Paper Towels (dispose of first and last sheet, adhesive contains gluten/corn)
    • Scotties Facial Tissues
    • Sparkle Paper Towels (dispose of first and last sheets, corn in adhesive)
  • Art Supplies
    • colorations wheat and gluten free playdough
    • Crayola Tempura and washable paints, watercolors made after 1999. Not colorwonder
    • Crayola colored pencils
    • Crayola crayons if wrapper removed. Adhesive contains corn. Molds not dusted with corn starch)
    • Elmers washable glue stick, craft bond tacky glue
    • Roseart Jumbo Washable Crayons

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


We've had Chebe mixes on the list for a while now, but no posts about their products or safety concerns.

Chebe mixes have been enjoyed by many and are corn-free. Their products are tapioca based, and gluten-free (grain-free). Some are dairy-free as well, but you will need to watch your labels.

However their frozen and pre-mixed products do contain citric acid and are not considered safe. carries their products, however Chebe mixes did not show up on my Corn-free search there as AllergyGrocer has them listed as potential cross-contamination.

I'm not currently aware of any corn-related reactions to Chebe mixes, so the cross-contamination factor has to be pretty low.

If you do have any problems with this product, do let us know.