allergy corner: Corn-Free (MF) Unsafe List & Subsitutes

Corn AKA:

  • Fresh, canned, creamed, frozen, oil, popped, carmeled, etc. CORN
  • Acetic acid
  • Alcohol
  • Alpha tocopherol
  • Artificial flavorings
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Ascorbates
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Aspartame (Artificial sweetener)
  • Astaxanthin
  • Baking powder
  • Barley malt
  • Bleached flour
  • Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
  • Brown sugar
  • Bacterium Xanthomonas Campestris (Xanthan Gum)
  • Calcium citrate
  • Calcium fumarate
  • Calcium gluconate
  • Calcium lactate
  • Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
  • Calcium stearate
  • Calcium stearoyl lactylate
  • Caramel and caramel color- commercial uses corn syurp. Home made can be made from cane or beet sugar
  • Carbonmethylcellulose sodium
  • Cellulose microcrystalline
  • Cellulose, methyl
  • Cellulose, powdered
  • Cetearyl glucoside
  • Choline chloride
  • Citric acid
  • Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
  • Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Corn
  • Corn alcohol
  • Corn gluten
  • Corn extract
  • Corn flour
  • Corn oil, corn oil margarine
  • Corn starch
  • Corn sweetener, corn sugar
  • Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
  • Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
  • Cornflakes
  • Cornstarch, cornflour
  • Crosscarmellose sodium
  • Crystalline dextrose
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Cyclodextrin
  • DATUM (a dough conditioner)
  • Decyl glucoside
  • Decyl polyglucose
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
  • Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous): sauces, dressings, ice cream
  • d-Gluconic acid
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Drying agent
  • Erythorbic acid
  • Erythritol
  • Ethanol
  • Ethocel 20
  • Ethylcellulose
  • Ethylene
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Ethyl lactate
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Excipients- binds pills together
  • Fibersol-2
  • Flavorings
  • Food starch
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Fumaric acid
  • Germ/germ meal
  • Gluconate
  • Gluconic acid
  • Glucono delta-lactone- cured meat
  • Gluconolactone
  • Glucosamine
  • Glucose
  • Glucose syrup (also found in IV solutions)
  • Glutamate
  • Gluten
  • Gluten feed/meal
  • Glycerides
  • Glycerin
  • Glycerol
  • Golden syrup
  • Grits
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Hominy
  • Honey
  • Hydrolyzed corn
  • Hydrolyzed corn protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
  • Inositol
  • Invert syrup or sugar
  • Iodized salt
  • IV solution
  • Lactate
  • Lactic acid
  • Lauryl glucoside
  • Lecithin
  • Linoleic acid
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium fumarate
  • Maize
  • Malic acid
  • Malonic acid
  • Malt syrup from corn (barley malt is fine)
  • Malt, malt extract
  • Maltitol
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltol
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Methyl gluceth
  • Methyl glucose
  • Methyl glucoside
  • Methylcellulose
  • Microcrystaline cellulose
  • Modified cellulose gum
  • Modified corn starch
  • Modified food starch
  • Molasses (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
  • Mono and di glycerides- vegetable and animal
  • Monosodium glutamate or MSG: Oriental foods corn
  • Natural flavoring
  • Olestra/Olean
  • Polenta
  • Polydextrose
  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Polysorbates (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
  • Polyvinyl acetate
  • Popcorn
  • Potassium citrate
  • Potassium fumarate
  • Potassium gluconate
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pregelatinized starch
  • Propionic acid
  • Propylene glycol
  • Propylene glycol monostearate
  • Saccharin
  • Salt (iodized salt)
  • Semolina (unless from wheat)
  • Simethicone
  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Sodium citrate
  • Sodium erythorbate
  • Sodium fumarate
  • Sodium lactate
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Sodium stearoyl fumarate
  • Sorbate
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sorbitan
  • Sorbitan monooleate
  • Sorbitan tri-oleate
  • Sorbitol
  • Sorghum (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
  • Splenda (Artificial sweetener)
  • Starch (any kind that’s not specified)
  • Stearic acid
  • Stearoyls
  • Sucralose (Artificial sweetener)
  • Sucrose (from corn)
  • Sugar (not identified as cane or beet)
  • Threonine
  • Treacle (aka golden syrup)
  • Triethyl citrate
  • Unmodified starch
  • Vanilla, natural flavoring
  • Vanilla, pure or extract
  • Vanillin
  • Vegetable anything that’s not specific
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Vegetable protein
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Vegetable protein
  • Vegetable mono- and di-glycerides
  • Vinegar, distilled white
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast
  • Zea mays
  • Zein
Substitues for corn:
  • Flavored seltzer
  • Fruit juice…wants some fizz? just add sparkling water!
  • Homemade breakfast shake
  • breads, crackers, and cereals made without corn products
  • Wheat tortillas
  • Processed meats made without corn products
  • peanut butter w/o added sweetners
  • foods w/o corn sweetners or other corn products added ***Find things with real sugar
  • Other oils
  • Soy-free margarines or butter
  • Homemade dressings made w/o corn oil
  • Sugar, pur maple syrup, or honey
  • Pure fruit spreads
  • Frozen desserts w/o added corn sweetners
  • Featherweight baking powder
  • Flour or potato starch
Corn-derived foods that are OK
  • Alcohol & Vinegar: if distilled it removes enough corn proteins or denatures
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Citric acid: it can be made from corn, but not necessarily
  • Lactic acid: often used in cheese, derived from milk sugar. ADM-make from corn don’t use.
  • Lecithin: naturally in eggs, corn, and other goods, in commercial food it’s most likely derived from soybeans

Foods likely to contain Corn:

  • Carbonated beverages
  • Many sweetened fruit drinks
  • instant breakfast
  • many bread products, cereals, crackers
  • some baking and pancake mixes
  • corn tortillas
  • some processed meats
  • imitation seafood
  • imitation cheese
  • Peanut butter with corn syrup added
  • canned spaghetti and sauces
  • canned baked beans
  • canned soups
  • AU gratin potato mixes
  • corn oil margarine
  • salad dressings
  • vegetable shortening
  • sweetened canned fruit
  • corn syrup
  • pancake syrup
  • jellies and jams
  • popsicles and ice creams
  • most baking powders
  • cornstarch
  • condiments-sweet pickles
  • catsup and barbecue sauce
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