Saturday, February 2, 2019

January, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics


In one corn allergy group of 8,726 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 772.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 67 months, with an average of 115.3 new members/month.

*Poll taken in May, 2017:  Members prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens as a result of their allergy to corn.



Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911



 Corn Allergy Symptoms:
American College of Allegy, Asthma & Immunology

WebMD

Healthline


Corn products/derivatives to avoid if you are allergic to corn





Source:
“Corn Allergy,” Wikipedia
“External Links: Corn Allergy and Intolerance Online support group for corn allergy and intolerance.”


Monday, December 31, 2018

December, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics


In one corn allergy group of 8,402 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 740.2% increase in corn allergies in the last 66 months, with an average of 112.2 new members/month.

*Poll taken in May, 2017:  Members prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens as a result of their allergy to corn.


 Corn Allergy Symptoms:
American College of Allegy, Asthma & Immunology

WebMD

Healthline


Corn products/derivatives to avoid if you are allergic to corn




Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911


Source:
“Corn Allergy,” Wikipedia
“External Links: Corn Allergy and Intolerance Online support group for corn allergy and intolerance.”


Friday, November 30, 2018

November, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics

In one corn allergy group of 8,314 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 731.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 65 months, with an average of 112.5 new members/month.

*Poll taken in May, 2017:  Members prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens as a result of their allergy to corn.



Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911


Source:
“Corn Allergy,” Wikipedia
“External Links: Corn Allergy and Intolerance Online support group for corn allergy and intolerance.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_allergy

Friday, November 2, 2018

October, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics

In one corn allergy group of 8,258 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 725.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 64 months, with an average of 113.4 new members/month.

*Poll taken in May, 2017:  Members prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens as a result of their allergy to corn.





Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

Saturday, September 29, 2018

September, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:

In one corn allergy group of 8,122 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 712.2% increase in corn allergies in the last 63 months, with an average of 113 new members/month.

*Poll taken in May, 2017:  Members prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens as a result of their allergy to corn.



Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911


Source:
“Corn Allergy,” Wikipedia
“External Links: Corn Allergy and Intolerance Online support group for corn allergy and intolerance.”





Friday, September 28, 2018

Windmill® Calcium Citrate Oral Challenge for Corn/Corn-Derived Ingredients


I have been conducting oral challenges of products advertised as "corn free" by the manufacturer.  If I experience a corn allergy reaction, I then file reports with the manufacturer, the FDA, and the FTC.

WARNING:
I strongly recommend that you do not attempt any oral food challenges unless you are in the presence of your physician.  Although I have not yet experienced an anaphylactic reaction to corn or my other allergens, I did have epinephrine auto-injector pens available (prescribed for my allergy to most antibiotics).

September 22, 2018 through September 28, 20181
Oral challenges of Windmill® Calcium Citrate Dietary Supplement, 100 Tablets
UPC Code 035046001551
Lot #0314C8
Exp. Date: 03/21
Directions: Take 2 tablets once or twice daily as a dietary supplement or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Label states that this product is free of “sugar, yeast, corn, milk, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.”

I have been taking this dietary supplement as directed on the label since September 22, 2018, based on a recommendation by my primary care physician that I consume more calcium.  I have physician-diagnosed allergies to corn, yeast, soy, dairy, etc.; and have not experienced any allergic reaction to this product.  Therefore, I have deemed this product “safe for me.”  However, please trial with caution in the event they change their formulation or if ingredients are compromised due to cross-contamination.

In the event you experience a corn allergy reaction to a product that is labeled "corn free," refer to instructions for filing reports in the following links:

Non-FDA-Compliant "Corn-Free" Claims (Revised 11/16/17); Title 21 U.S.C. - Section 343, Chapter 1 - Adulterated or Misbranded Foods or Drugs


FTC Filing a Complaint to Report False and Misleading Labeling
FDA Warning Letter to Windmill Health Products, LLC, October 7, 2014
“The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of your firm, Windmill Health Products, LLC, located at 6 Henderson Drive, West Caldwell, NJ, from June 18 through July 17, 2013. The inspection revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 111 (21 CFR 111). These violations cause your dietary supplement products to be adulterated within the meaning of section 402(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 342(g)(1)] in that the products have been prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet CGMP requirements for dietary supplements. Our investigator's observations were noted on form FDA-483, lnspectional Observations, which was issued on July 17, 2013.


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/
@CornAllergy911


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Do Vehicle Air Bags Contain Glyphosate? My 9/20/18 Email to the NHTSA.


My 9/20/18 email to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):  webmaster@dot.gov

Since approximately 88% of corn is GMO, and since cornstarch is the primary ingredient in air bags; has the NHTSA conducted studies to determine how much glyphosate is being ingested by individuals after their air bags deploy?

"Corn is the No. 1 crop grown in the U.S. and nearly all of it — 88 percent — is genetically modified. In addition to being added to innumerable processed foods, genetically modified corn is a staple of animal feed."

In addition, since corn allergies have increased by over 700% in the last 62 months; a physician-confirmed allergy to corn should be cause to request that an air bag be disengaged.

I believe the NHTSA has determined that cornstarch is safe based on the blatantly false statement by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI); therefore, I am providing the NHTSA the following rebuttal statements to the ACAAI.

Argo Cornstarch Oral Challenge to Test Hypothesis Presented by the ACAAI
 [Conclusion: If you are allergic/intolerant to corn, do NOT consume cornstarch. I suffered a significant allergic reaction as a result of this oral challenge.]

My March 27, 2018, Certified Letter to the ACAAI  Re: Cornstarch and Corn Syrup

ACAAI - My Rebuttal Concerning Cornstarch and High Fructose Corn Syrup

Petition to Demand that the ACAAI Remove False Statement Re: Cornstarch/High Fructose Corn Syrup

Removing a Food Protein Does Not Guarantee an Allergen Hypoallergenic

Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly) [Corn allergies have increased by over 700% in the last 62 months.]

Strict avoidance of a person's allergen is always advised to avoid a possible anaphylactic reaction.
 “Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe. Just because an initial reaction causes few problems doesn’t mean that all reactions will be similar; a food that triggered only mild symptoms on one occasion may cause more severe symptoms at another time.”

"Patient education: Food allergy treatment and avoidance (Beyond the Basics)," Scott H. Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI, UpToDate, April 25, 2017
"People with food allergies can have serious or even life-threatening reactions after consuming certain foods. The most important strategy in the management of food allergies is to avoid eating these foods."

Recommendation:
Due to the significant increase in food allergies, I would recommend that each individual be given the choice as to which starch is used in air bags; e.g., tapioca starch, potato starch, etc.  In addition, these starches must be guaranteed to be derived from non-GMO sources.

"Facts and Statistics"

Thank you for your attention to this growing concern.


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

P.S.  I have shared the following blog link with members of my corn allergy groups:

NHTSA Form: “Request for Air Bag On-Off Switch” Due to Corn Allergy