Sodium Metabisulfite, CAS# 7681-57-4, is a inorganic compound manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White or light yellow powder. Sodium Metabisulfite is widely used as preservative and antioxidant. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E223.
The signs of these reactions may include hives, swelling, bronco constriction, shortness of breath and anaphylactic shock.
Ingestion of Sodium Metabisulfite in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Sodium Metabisulfite: ADI 0-0.7 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Sodium Metabisulfite could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Metabisulfite in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Metabisulfite for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sodium Metabisulfite is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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3. The role of fillers and sodium metabisulfite on drug release from aged polyox tablets. [Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2013 Aug 20.]
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