Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sierra Nevada Not Quite Corn-Free

Sierra Nevada beers have been on our list for years, but it looks like we might not have been asking the right questions.

A company response posted on Delphi-Forums - Avoiding Corn, proves to us that their beers are not entirely corn-free or safe for a corn allergy.

"Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of our bottle conditioned beers. Bottle conditioning is unique to our style of beer. We dose back a small amount of yeast in the bottle. The yeast ferments the priming sugar and creates the finish carbonation and flavors unique to our beer. Currently, we are using very small amounts (less than 1/2 of 1% by weight) of potentially four different GMO free dextrose's in our priming’s, some of the starch may have been derived from corn but is converted to nearly 100% fermentable sugar and is completely converted to alcohol and CO2.

Sierra Nevada’s “primings” (bottle conditioning) specifically- We do not use cane sugar. Dextrose, is going to be made from wheat, corn, or potato starch. Presently, we are using Dextrose from corn and potato starch."

Do use extreme caution with their beers.

Miller Coors Products Contain Corn

Per a company correspondence posted on Delphi - Avoiding Corn, products produced by MillerCoors will contain corn.

"Corn Syrup is utilized (fermented) by the yeast to produce alcohol and C02. It does not add any more to the carbohydrates of the product as the syrup is converted to alcohol.

Corn Syrup is one of the ingredients in MillerCoors products. Corn syrup is fermented by the yeast to produce alcohol and CO2. It does not add any more to the carbohydrates than does corn grits (which Miller used in the past) as the syrup is converted to alcohol."

Do make sure to avoid any and all of their products for your corn allergenic safety.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Petition to FDA

There is now a petition to get the FDA to include corn in its allergy labeling requirements.

Per her post on Delphi - Avoiding Corn Forum:

"Would you like to see Corn be included in the FALCPA? Now is your chance to speak up!

Please sign this petition, Tweet on Twitter, Share on Facebook, blog, whatever you like. Just please help spread the word!

The petition will expire in 3 months, and I set the goal at 10,000 signatures. Let's get those signatures!"

Please click here to sign the petition!