Saturday, November 20, 2010

Corn-Free Turkey

Shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey this weekend?

Here's some of the latest information:

Butterball Fresh Turkey - not safe. corn starch is involved in the processing of the birds.

Foster Farms - multiple reported reactions with their bird products though should be safe by the company ingredient and processing reports from the company. I'm not sure what they're doing or how corn is in the birds, but your best bet is to find a different source of bird. - birds processed using normal kosher processes: kosher salt and water. The packaging may or may not be 100% corn-free. If you resort to this method of obtaining a safe turkey (I understand some areas of the USA do not carry much selection), make sure to rinse the turkey thoroughly before cooking. Birds can be purchased through their website or through Amazon.

Henry's Marketplace (subsidiary of Whole Foods) - Turkey is processed/packaged with water only.

Empire Whole turkeys - still safe.

Trader Joe's Kosher Turkey - these birds should be completely safe. Even the packaging was checked for corntamination.

This is the info that I have so far, if you have more information please let us know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks

Funky Monkey Snacks Purple Funk, Banana with Acai, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)Rumor has it that these snacks are not corn-free. So I wanted to post a caution here.

The Funky Monkey fruit snacks may look on paper (ie. ingredient list) to be corn-free, but a poster on Delphi Forums states that this product is packed using corn starch to keep it from sticking to the packaging.

If anyone has company verification, please use the comments here. Until then, use extreme caution with this product.