E221 - Sodium sulphite

Additive: E221 - Sodium sulphite

Functions: Antioxidant, Preservative

Sodium sulfite -sodium sulphite- is a soluble sodium salt of sulfurous acid -sulfite- with the chemical formula Na2SO3. It is a product of sulfur dioxide scrubbing, a part of the flue-gas desulfurization process. It is also used as a preservative to prevent dried fruit from discoloring, and for preserving meats, and is used in the same way as sodium thiosulfate to convert elemental halogens to their respective hydrohalic acids, in photography and for reducing chlorine levels in pools. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of sulfur dioxide -E 220-, sodium sulfite -E 221-, sodium bisulfite -E 222-, sodium metabisulfite -E 223-, potassium metabisulfite -E 224-, calcium sulfite -E 226-, calcium bisulfite -E 227- and potassium bisulfite -E 228- as food additives (2016-04-14)

High risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a high risk of consuming too much E221 - Sodium sulphite.

To evaluate your exposure to the E221 - Sodium sulphite food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E221 - Sodium sulphite below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
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Some people
(over 5%)
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Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

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