Having a corn allergy can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it is something new to you or someone in your family. Since corn is not (yet) required to be listed as an allergen on ingredients lists, it can be pretty tricky to identify. The problem with many of these items is that they do not have to come from corn, but it is often the cheapest and most readily available option for a lot of mass-producers. Thankfully, many responsible food manufacturers are beginning to differentiate the source of their ingredients and will add a side-note on the ingredient label specifying where a vague ingredient is sourced from. However, if you don’t see any notations and you aren’t familiar with the food product, eat at your own risk!
So, based on experiences of myself, others, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, here is a list of some possible sources of corn in our food: