White crystals or granular powder having an odour of sulfur dioxide

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium bisulphite
Philippines
Approved Sodium Hydrogen Sulphite
Austria
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Belgium
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Bulgaria
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Cyprus
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Czech Republic
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Denmark
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Estonia
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Finland
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
France
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Germany
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Greece
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Hungary
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Ireland
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Italy
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Latvia
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Lithuania
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Luxembourg
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Malta
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Netherlands
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Poland
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Portugal
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Romania
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Slovakia
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Slovenia
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Spain
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Sweden
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Australia
Approved Sodium bisulphite
New Zealand
Approved Sodium bisulphite

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E222 - Sodium hydrogen sulfite: Asthmatics should avoid, gastric irritation, nausea, nettle rash and swelling , behavioural problems.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E222 - Sodium hydrogen sulfite: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Sodium bisulphite
Hydrogen sodium sulfite
Sodium hydrogen sulfite
Sodium sulfite (1:1)
Sulfurous acid monosodium salt
Sulfurous acid sodium salt (1:1)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 7631-90-5
  • EINECS Number: 231-548-0

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