Possible sources of sulphites
Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beer,cider,wineBaked goods,e.g.,breads,cookies,pastries,wafflesBottled lemon and lime juice/concentrateCanned/frozen fruits and vegetables,e.g.,mushrooms,sliced apples,olives,peas,peppers,pickles,pickled onions,tomatoesCereal,cornmeal,cornstarch,crackers,muesliCondiments,e.g.,coleslaw,horseradish,ketchup,mustard,pickles,relish,sauerkrautDeli meat,hot dogs,sausagesDressings,gravies,guacamole,sauces,soups,soup mixesDried fruits/vegetables,e.g.,apples,apricots,coconut,mincemeat,papaya,peaches,pears,pineapple,raisins,sun dried tomatoesDried herbs,spices,teaFish,including crustaceans and shellfish,e.g.,shrimp(fresh/frozen)Fresh grapes,lettuceFruit filling,fruit syrup,gelatin,jams,jellies,marmalade,molasses,pectinFruit/vegetable juices,e.g.,coconut,grape,sparkling grape,white grapeGlazed/glacéed fruits,e.g.,apples,grapes,maraschinocherriesPotatoes,e.g.,frozen french fries,dehydrated,mashed,peeled,pre-cutSnack foods,e.g.,candy,chocolate/fruit bars,tortilla/potatochips,soft drinks,trail mixSoy productsStarches,e.g.,corn,potato,sugar beet;noodles,rice mixesSugar syrups,e.g.,glucose,glucose solids,syrup dextroseTomato paste/pulp/pureeVinegar,wine vinegar
Non-food sources of sulphites
Bottle sanitizing solution for home brewing
Note:These lists are not complete and may change.Food and food products purchased from other countries,throughmail-order or the Internet,are not always produced using thesame manufacturing and labelling standards as in Canada.
What can I do?
See an allergist and educate yourself about food allergies.Contact your local allergy association for further information.If you or anyone you know has food allergies or would liketo receive information about food being recalled,sign up forthe Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) free e-mail“Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts” notification serviceavailable at
.When you sign up you willautomatically receive food recallpublic warnings.
Allergists recommend that if you
do not have
your auto-injectordevice with you,that you
.If an ingredient list says aproduct “may contain” or “doescontain” sulphite or sulphitederivatives,do not eat it.If youdo not recognize an ingredientor there is no ingredient list available,avoid the product.
Watch out for allergen cross contamination!
Cross contamination is the transfer of an ingredient(food allergen) to a product that does not normallyhave that ingredient in it.Through cross contamination,a food that should not contain the allergen could becomedangerous to eat for those who are allergic.Cross contamination can happen:•during
through shared productionand packaging equipment;•at
through shared equipment,e.g.,cheese and delimeats sliced on the same slicer;and through bulk displayof food products,e.g.,bins of baked goods,bulk nuts;and•during
at home or in restaurantsthrough equipment,utensils and hands.