Uses: Typical products which include Calcium Hydrogen Sulphiteare fresh fruit and vegetables, beer, wine, fruit and diluting juices and sauces, frozen shellfish, jams, pickles. SeeE220Other 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.
Not permitted in Australia.
Description: Another calcium salt of sulphurous acid which is hydrogenated, seeE222.Calcium Hydrogen Sulphite is used not only as a food preservative, but also as a firming agent and disinfectant in food preparation. 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.