Our expert says:
If you suffer from a maize/mielie allergy you need to avoid maize or mielie meal, fresh, frozen or canned corn on the cob, and all foods that contain maizena (which is made from milled maize). Maltabella porridge is made from sorghum so it should not be a problem. Check on the Bisto label if it contains maizena. Contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies. The Allergy Association Website lists the foods that you need to avoid if you have a specific allergy. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: email@example.com .
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