Sulphites – an allergen

Other names for sulphites are:

E 220, E 221, E 222, E 223, E 224, E 225, E 226, E 227, E 228 (European names)


Food and products that often contain sulphites

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer and cider

Bottled lemon and lime juices and concentrates

Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables

Cereal, cornmeal, cornstarch, crackers and muesli

Condiments, for example, coleslaw, horseradish, ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish and sauerkraut

Dehydrated, mashed, peeled and pre-cut potatoes, and frozen french fries

Dried fruits and vegetables, such as apricots, coconut and raisins, sweet potato

Dried herbs, spices and teas

Fresh grapes

Fruit fillings and syrups, gelatin, jams, jellies, preserves, marmalade, molasses and pectin

Fruit and vegetable juices

Glazed and glacéed fruits, for example, maraschino cherries

Starches, (for example, corn starch, potato starch)

Sugar syrups, for example, glucose, glucose solids, syrup dextrose, corn syrup, table syrup

Tomato pastes, pulps and purees

Vinegar and wine vinegar



Other possible sources of sulphites

Baked goods, especially with dried fruits

Deli meats, hot dogs and sausages

Dressings, gravies, guacamole, sauces, soups and soup mixes

Fish, crustaceans and shellfish

Granola bars, especially with dried fruit

Noodle and rice mixes

Snack foods, for example, raisins, fruit salad

Soy products

via Sulphites: One of the ten priority food allergens [Health Canada, 2012].


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