Uses: Typical products which include Calcium Sulphiteare fresh fruit and vegetables, beer, wine, fruit and diluting juices and sauces, frozen shellfish, jams, pickles. See E220Other 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..
Not recommended for consumption by children.
Not permitted in Australia.
Description: A calcium salt of sulphurous acid, seeE222.Calcium Sulphite is used not only as a preservative but also as a firming agent and disinfectant. It is also used to give the impression that the food is extremely fresh
Generally meat, cereals and dairy products may not be treated withE221as it destroysthiaminecontent andVitamin E.