Calcium bisuphite is an acid salt and behaves like an acid in in its aqueous solution.

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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 Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Calcium Hydrogen Sulphite
Austria
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Belgium
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Cyprus
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Denmark
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Estonia
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Finland
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
France
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Germany
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Greece
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Hungary
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Ireland
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Italy
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Latvia
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Lithuania
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Malta
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Netherlands
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Poland
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Portugal
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Romania
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Slovakia
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Slovenia
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Spain
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Sweden
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium hydrogen sulphite
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Synthetic substance - yes

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: Chemical Preservative

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: 'The Sulphites', are known to be a problem for asthmatics.

Hampshire County Council

Banned in some countries - yes

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: Another calcium salt of sulphurous acid, see E222. Used not only as a food preservative, but also as a firming agent and disinfectant in food preparation. Typical products include beer, canned fruit and vegetables, jams, pickles, fruit juice, fruit jelly. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: Not permitted in Australia. Gastric irritation, Reduction of Vitamins B and E, Asthma.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E227 - Calcium hydrogen sulfite: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Calcium bisulfite

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 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.

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