Saturday, April 1, 2017

Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly)

EMERGING CORN ALLERGY CRISIS/STATISTICS:  
 
            The National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed to me that their in-home surveys do not address food allergies and no allergies for anyone over the age of 18.  After conducting my own research, I discovered that physicians and hospitals are exempt from reporting allergy statistics/allergic reactions into any state and/or government database; therefore, it is dangerous and irresponsible for any person, medical professional, government agency, or professional organization to declare that an allergy to a particular food is rare; e.g., maize (corn).  As a result, my state FDA representative encouraged me to track the statistics of one of many corn allergy groups [1] representing a "sample population."  The alarming growth statistics are indicative of an emerging corn allergy crisis, and should far exceed the threshold for declaring corn an official allergen subject to FDA labeling requirements. 

            The results are most likely higher; e.g., one member of the group who is not allergic to corn has three physician-diagnosed corn-allergic children (counted as one member).  In addition, I acquired an allergy to corn in 2008; however, it was not confirmed until 2011 (I had no idea what was causing my daily suffering after eating most foods).  Many people have an allergy to corn, but don't understand their symptoms are related to a corn allergy (anaphylaxis, respiratory distress, migraines, acne, hives, swollen painful joints, rashes, itchy eyes, sneezing, abdominal swelling, brain fog, runny nose, cardiac arrhythmia, increased pulse rate, anger ("corn rage"), depression, vomiting, feeling of impending doom, diarrhea, mucus/blood in stools, etc.)--based on published literature and personal testimonies.

             Corn is ubiquitous, and is EXEMPT from FDA labeling requirements.  Therefore, corn-induced allergic reactions are currently categorized as “idiopathic” resulting in underreporting and suppression of corn allergy statistics.  Membership in corn allergy support groups is currently more than double the membership in sesame seed allergy support groups. 

REFER TO CRITICAL JUNE 17, 2020 UPDATES

July, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 10,499 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 949.9% increase in corn allergies in the last 85 months, with an average of 111.8 new members/month.

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

June, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 10,438 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 943.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 84 months, with an average of 112.4 new members/month.

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

May, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 10,352 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 935.2% increase in corn allergies in the last 83 months, with an average of 112.7 new members/month.

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

April, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 10,193 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 919.3% increase in corn allergies in the last 82 months, with an average of 112.1 new members/month.

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

March, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 10,107 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 910.7% increase in corn allergies in the last 81 months, with an average of 112.4 new members/month.

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

February, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 10,001 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 900.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 80 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.

January, 2020, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,922 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 892.2% increase in corn allergies in the last 79 months, with an average of 112.9 new members/month.

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

December, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,789 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 878.9% increase in corn allergies in the last 78 months, with an average of 112.7 new members/month.

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

November, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,664 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 866.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 77 months, with an average of 112.1 new members/month.

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

October, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,529 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 852.9% increase in corn allergies in the last 76 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.

September, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,394 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 839.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 75 months, with an average of 111.9 new members/month.

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

August, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,333 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 833.3% increase in corn allergies in the last 74 months, with an average of 112.6 new members/month.

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

July, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics  
In one corn allergy group of 9,202 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 820.2% increase in corn allergies in the last 73 months, with an average of 112.4 new members/month.

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

June, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 9,104 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 810.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 72 months, with an average of 112.6 new members/month.

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

May, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 9,066 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been an 806.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 71 months, with an average of 113.6 new members/month.

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

April, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 8,990 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 799.0% increase in corn allergies in the last 70 months, with an average of 114.1 new members/month.

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

March, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 8,931 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 793.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 69 months, with an average of 114.9 new members/month.

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

February, 2019, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of 8,791 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 779.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 68 months, with an average of 114.6 new members/month.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
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In one corn allergy group of 8,017 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 701.7% increase in corn allergies in the last 62 months, with an average of 113.2 new members/month.

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

July, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,881 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 688.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 61 months, with an average of 112.8 new members/month.

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

June, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,826 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 682.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 60 months, with an average of 113.8 new members/month.

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

May, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,704 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 670.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 59 months, with an average of 113.6 new members/month.

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

April, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,638 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 663.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 58 months, with an average of 114.4 new members/month.

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

March, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,501 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 650.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 57 months, with an average of 114.1 new members/month.

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

February, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,386 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 638.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 56 months, with an average of 114.0 new members/month.

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

January, 2018, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,336 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 633.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 55 months, with an average of 115.2 new members/month.

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

December, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,180 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 618.0% increase in corn allergies in the last 54 months, with an average of 114.5 new members/month.

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

November, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 7,006 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 600.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 53 months, with an average of 113.3 new members/month.

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

October, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,944 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 594.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 52 months, with an average of 114.3 new members/month.

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

September, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,805 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 580.5% increase in corn allergies in the last 51 months, with an average of 113.8 new members/month.

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

August, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,674 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 567.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 50 months, with an average of 113.5 new members/month.

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

July, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,508 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 550.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 49 months, with an average of 112.4 new members/month.

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

June, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,320 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 532.0% increase in corn allergies in the last 48 months, with an average of 110.8 new members/month.

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

May, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 6,246 members (170* of whom are anaphylactic to corn), there has been a 524.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 47 months, with an average of 111.6 new members/month.

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

April, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group of  6,106 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 510.6% increase in corn allergies in the last 46 months, with an average of 111 new members/month.

March, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 5,878 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 487.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 45 months, with an average of 108.4 new members/month.

February, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 5,771 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 477.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 44 months, with an average of 108.4 new members/month.

January, 2017, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 5,543 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 454.3% increase in corn allergies in the last 43 months, with an average of 105.7 new members/month.

December, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 5,418 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 441.8% increase in corn allergies in the last 42 months, with an average of 105.2 new members/month.

November, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group of 5,331 members (60+ of whom are anaphylactic to corn requiring the use of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector pens), there has been a 433.1% increase in corn allergies in the last 41 months, with an average of 105.6 new members/month.

October, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 418.5% increase in corn allergies in the last 40 months, with an average of 104.6 new members/month.

September, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 405.4% increase in corn allergies in the last 39 months, with an average of 103.9 new members/month.

August, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 399.9% increase in corn allergies in the last 38 months, with an average of 105.2 new members/month.

July, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 385.9% increase in corn allergies in the last 37 months, with an average of 104.3 new members/month.

June, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 376.7% increase in corn allergies in the last 36 months, with an average of 104.6 new members/month.

May, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 363.3% increase in corn allergies in the last 35 months, with an average of 103.8 new members/month.

April, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 349.0% increase in corn allergies in the last 34 months, with an average of 102.7 new members/month.

March, 2016, Month-End Corn Allergy Statistics:
In one corn allergy group, alone, there has been a 341.7% increase in corn allergies in the last 33 months, with an average of 103.5 new members/month.

CRITICAL JUNE 17, 2020 UPDATES

[Imagine if this article was entitled: “Sesame Seed: It’s Everything”]
Corn: It's Everything, Iowa Corn

FDA CONFIRMS THAT CORN IS EXEMPT FROM FDA LABELING REQUIREMENTS

My June 5, 2020, Email to the FDA Re: Emergency Mandate Requiring Contraindication Warnings be Listed for Drug/Biologic Products Based on the "Source of Excipients"

My June 16, 2020, Email to the FDA Re: Corn Labeling in Drug/Biologic Products

PHARMACISTS CONFIRM THE STUDY OF NMIs (NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS) IN DRUGS IS NOT PART OF CURRICULUM

FDA AND USDA CONFIRM THAT CORN-DERIVED ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMICALS APPLIED TO FRESH FOOD PRODUCTS ARE EXEMPT FROM PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

FDA CONFIRMS CORNSTARCH USED IN PACKAGING MATERIALS IS EXEMPT FROM PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

Corn Allergy: A Potentially Life-Threatening Diagnosis

An Allergy to Corn May Contribute to Vitamin/Iodine Deficiencies, in Addition to Dehydration Due to the Lack of Access to Corn-Free Water

PETITION: DRUG PRODUCTS W/DEXTROSE MUST BE UNIFORMLY CONTRAINDICATED FOR CORN-ALLERGIC PATIENTS

Published Corn Allergy Studies/Statistics  (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)

Corn Allergy References, Surveys, Studies, Statistics, & Petitions


Additional References:

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

WebMD

Healthline

"The Surprising Food That May Cause Anger & Aggression," Jaclyn Harwell

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

“Corn Products and Derivatives List,” Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), 6/6/17

“Corn Allergy and Following a Corn-Free Diet," by Daniel More, MD, a board-certified physician, June 15, 2018, verywellhealth

"Ingredients Derived From Corn - What to Avoid," By Sharon Rosen, Live Corn Free

"Corn-Free Diet," Golisano Children's Hospital, Pediatric Nutrition

"Hidden Corn Based Ingredients," Gluten Free Society

"Corn Allergy," Multiple Food Allergy Help

"Corn Derivatives List," Corn Allergy Mom

"Corn Allergy Food List"


Data Collection Methods:



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


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


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  3. Wow! Long before I had symptoms from corn in general, I had problems with microwaved popcorn. Wonder if this product is a factor in the increase.

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  4. It took me 3 1/2 years to discover my allergy to corn. In July, 2008, all of a sudden it felt like I was being poisoned by all of my food; and it got to the point that I was afraid to eat anything (corn is ubiquitous). After keeping a detailed food journal for 2 years, I finally attributed my symptoms to a corn allergy. I was diagnosed in 2011 with adult, sudden-onset allergies which also included soy, yeast, dairy, salmon, scallops, pork, mushrooms, chocolate, melons, pecans, and pistachios. Since 2008, I have also developed a severe allergy to 99% of antibiotics, petroleum/petrolatum; and cannot tolerate fragrances as well as many chemicals (had to convert my fresh-water pool to salt water since the chemicals were causing asthma attacks). I was able to take penicillin my entire life, and now it could kill me. I, too, am questioning the cause of the sudden increase in allergies among the entire world-wide population.

    I discovered from my corn allergy groups that many allergists refused to test patients for a suspected allergy to corn, falsely claiming that "no one can be allergic to corn, since corn is hypoallergenic!" In addition, corn was often excluded from the standard allergy testing panel. My own allergist didn't test me for corn in May, 2011. It wasn't until December, 2011, that I asked him to test me for corn which came back positive. I'm sorry to hear that you also suffer from this debilitating allergy.

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  5. My main allergy symptom has always been asthma, but it generally takes me hours to build up to a full-blown attack after I eat something I'm allergic to. This made it harder to identify my food allergens, and I suspect there may be quite a few people with chronic health problems who don't realize they are allergic to common foods.

    In this country corn is so ubiquitous that we eat it at every meal and snack unless we specifically avoid it. That being the case, I just was kinda out of breath all the time for no obvious reason. One doctor told me I had "intrinsic asthma," i.e. that that's just how I was.

    This went on for decades. I was astonished when, in my forties, I was finally diagnosed with allergies to corn, yeast, and peas. I had never heard of allergies to any of those things. I could look back and see that my corn allergy diagnosis explained a lot. It explained how my asthma used to clear up whenever I left the country (moved away from ubiquitous corn additives): I was inexplicably healthy throughout 1978, the year I spent in Turkey. It explained that time when, aged 7 or 8, I was sick as a dog after filling up a bunch of S&H green stamp books for my mom; everyone blamed the dye, which had, indeed, turned my mouth quite green, but with hindsight the problem was surely corn syrup in the adhesive. A corn diagnosis even explained a serious attack I had, aged 11 or 12, when we stopped at a restaurant on our way to a campground in Colorado. The restaurant had an all-you-can-eat special on corn on the cob with any dinner. We all munched out on the corn. Our parents were exulting over the "pure mountain air"--how clean and free of chemicals it was, how good it smelled, how marvelous it was to take deep breaths of, etc.--when my asthma kicked in the worst way. I remembered the event because I was so annoyed at everyone going on about air quality right when I could hardly breathe and because I had the opinion that "truly fresh air" is horrible, toxic stuff. I do have some pollen allergies, but the problem that day was surely the corn on the cob.
    Identifying one's allergens is harder than the public realizes: you know you're sick, but the cause could be any ingredient at the last couple of meals (and ingredient lists are all surprisingly long nowadays), any strong smell that was near you, every pollen, mold, etc. that may have been in the air,... Corn is especially tricky because it is in practically everything in the grocery store and because there is almost no awareness of it as an allergen.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your testimony.

      All of my adult-onset allergies began in 2008 and were confirmed in 2011; but when I look back, I think I may have been intolerant to corn for many years. It finally manifested as a full-blown IgE-mediated allergy in 2008, and I am thankful that I am only ingestion-reactive to corn at the present time.

      Re: Inadequate labeling requirements

      I am also allergic to all yeast (anaphylactic), and suffered an anaphylactic reaction to Folger's decaf coffee, and Vermont pure maple syrup. I knew immediately this coffee and syrup contained yeast. Folger's confirmed that their coffee beans are processed using ethyl acetate (yeast medium), and syrup manufacturers often use a yeast defoamer in bottling. Who would have thought that their next purchase of coffee or maple syrup could kill them?

      I am also allergic to petroleum (anaphylactic), so I have to avoid all fresh fruit/produce w/petroleum-based (and corn-based) wax coatings. I suffered an anaphylactic reaction after drinking Martinelli's Gold Medal unfiltered apple juice. The company confirmed they occasionally use petroleum-based wax-coated apples in the processing of this juice. I filed reports w/the FDA, Walmart, and the applicable health department; since this apple juice contained undeclared petroleum - a toxic chemical! Was there a recall issued? NO!

      Food labeling laws need to be updated due to the skyrocketing increase in allergies not only in children, but also adults.

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