Uses: Typical products which include Sodium Sulphiteare fresh fruit and vegetables, beer, wine, fruit juices and sauces, frozen shellfish. See E220Other names: anhydrous sodium sulphite, sodium sulphite
Over exposure to sulphites in food may cause an asthmatic attack, or cause gastric irritation, low blood pressure and anaphylactic shock, even unconsciousness.
Not recommended for consumption by children.
Description: The sodium salt of sulphurous acid, Sodium Hydrogen Sulphite is used to sterilise fermentation equipment and food containers, as well as for its anti microbial properties.
Generally meat, cereals and dairy products may not be treated withE221as it destroysthiaminecontent and Vitamin E.