Uses: Typical products which include Sodium Metabisulphite are fresh fruit and vegetables, beer, wine, fruit and diluting juices and sauces, frozen shellfish, jams, pickles. See E220.Other names: pyrosulphurous acid, disodium salt
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: Sodium Metabisulphite is created using a mixture of sodium bisulphate and sulphur dioxide which is evaporate of to leave white to yellow crystals. Used to sterilise fermentation equipment such as beer and wine making and food containers, as well as for its anti microbial properties.
Generally meat, cereals and dairy products may not be treated withE221as it destroysthiaminecontent andVitamin E.