E220 - Sulphur dioxide

Additives: E220 - Sulphur dioxide

Functions: Antioxidant, Preservative

Sulfur dioxide -also sulphur dioxide in British English- is the chemical compound with the formula SO2. It is a toxic gas with a burnt match smell. It is released naturally by volcanic activity and is produced as a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels contaminated with sulfur compounds. - 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)

Names: Anhydride sulfureux, Dioxyde de soufre

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