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Hidden Sulphites


Where It Hides

Alternate Names

  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer and cider
  • vinegar and wine vinegar
  • wine
  • baked goods with dried fruits
  • bottled lemon/lime juices
  • canned/frozen fruits, vegetables
  • cereal, cornmeal, cornstarch, crackers
  • condiments: horseradish, ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish and sauerkraut
  • dehydrated potatoes, and frozen French fries
  • dried fruits and vegetables, e.g. apricots, raisins, sweet potato
  • dried herbs, spices
  • deli meats, hot dogs and sausages
  • dressings, sauces, soups
  • fresh grapes
  • fruit syrups, gelatin, jams, jellies, preserves, molasses and pectin
  • fruit and vegetable juices
  • starches, (e.g. corn starch, potato starch)
  • sugar syrups: glucose, syrup dextrose, corn syrup, table syrup
  • tomato pastes, purées
  • fish, crustaceans and shellfish
  • granola bars, especially with dried fruit
  • Noodle and rice mixes
  • Snack foods
  • Soy products
  • E 220, E 221, E 222, E 223, E 224, E 225, E 226, E 227, E 228 (European designations)
  • potassium bisulphite or metabisulphite
  • sodium bisulphite
  • dithionite
  • sulfite or sufites
  • sulphur dioxide
  • sulphiting agents
  • sulphurous acid


Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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