Sulphur Dioxide

Sulphites are used sometimes to preserve the colour of foods, e.g,. dried fruits, and vegetables, inhibit micro-organisms in fermented foods such as wine. Sulphites also sprayed on fruits and vegetables and ready-made processed foods. Sulphites in general preserve shelf life. 

This list is a guidance, included in this list is possible allergen, please check labels.

You may be allergic to traces of amount of the allergen, below are a few statements companies use to make you aware that the allergen is used onsite or on the same machinery. If your food allergy is severe, please look for the following statements on food labelling to avoid anaphylaxis by cross contamination. Also, be aware that companies do not have to put this statement on their labels by law, if you have a reaction to a product avoid using that food product in the future. It might be worth to contact the company if you have had a reaction, and there is no allergen or Precautionary Allergen Labelling. Contacting the company, they can check their safety onsite, or they find an ingredient has been put in error into the food product and put a food recall in place.

If you are uncertain about a product, contact the company to clarify before using the food product.

  • May contain.
  • Produced in a factory.
  • May contain X.
  • Not suitable for someone with X allergy

Foods from abroad has been included in this list, this is for guidance for the traveller.

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Drinks 
Squash 
Cordials
Fruit juices
Beer
Wine
Soft drinks
Instant tea
Grape juice 
Vegetable juice
Bottled lemon and lime juices 
Cider 
Frozen juices (except orange juice)
Port 
Champagne
Carbonated drinks 
Coconut milk 
Food
Baked good, including granola bars (especially with dried fruits)
Biscuits
Bread
Brown sugar, molasses
Burgers
Canned food
Canned fruit 
Canned tuna
Canned vegetables
Cereal 
Coconut
Commercial preparations of lemon and lime juice, vinegar, grape juice
Cornmeal
Corn-starch 
Crackers
Crustaceans (added on top to stop discolouring)
Curry paste
Dehydrated fish, crustaceans, and shellfish
Dehydrated vegetables such as dried onions
Deli meats
Dextrose
Dithionite
Dressings 
Dried fruits
Dried vegetables 
French fries 
Fresh or frozen prawns
Frozen pastry shells
Frozen raw potato products
Frozen sliced apples 
Frozen sliced mushrooms 
Fruit
Fruit fillings
Fruit salad
Fruit Toppings
Gelatine
Grapes will be transported with sachets of the sulphite 
Guacamole
Hot dogs
Iodized salt
Jam
Jelly
lemon/lime juice
Maraschino cherries
Marmalade made with added pectin or gelatine
Meat 
Metabisulphite
Mincemeat
Mustard
Noodles
Pasta (commercially made, plain is ok)
Peeled and pre-cut potatoes
Pickled foods
Pies
Pizza dough
Potassium bisulphite
Preserves
Pre-sliced fruit
Ready prepared sandwiches 
Restaurant may add sulfites to preserve the colour of salads and fruit salads.
Rice mixes
Salads
Sausage meat
Sausages
Seafood
Sodium bisulphite
Soups 
Soy sauce
Soya products
Sulphur powder may be added on top of crustaceans to stop them discolouring
Sulphites
Sulphiting agents
Sulphur
Sulphur Dioxide
Sulphurous acid
Sun-dried tomatoes
Tinned coconut milk
Tofu/bean curd
Tomato pastes, pulps, and purees 
Tomato sauce
Vegetables
Condiments
Gravy
Horseradish
Relishes
Sauces
Vinegars (except distilled white)
Wine vinegar 
Also 
E150bCaustic sulphite caramel 
E150dSulphite ammonia caramel 
E220Sulphur dioxide
E221Sodium Sulphite
E222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite 
E223Sodium Bisulphite
E224Potassium Metabisulphite
E226Calcium sulphite
E226Calcium bisulphite
E227Calcium hydrogen sulphite 
E228Potassium hydrogen sulphite 
E228Potassium Bisulphite
E513Sulphurous Acid
E514Sodium Sulphate
E539Sodium Thiosulphate
Sodium Dithionate

This information is only given as guidance and not extensive. Information to be used at individual’s responsibility. Always read the label. Always seek medical advice.

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