Sulfites: Separating Fact from Fiction
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Grotheer, Paul, Maurice Marshall, and Amy Simonne. 2005. “Sulfites: Separating Fact from Fiction: FCS8787/FY731, 4/2005”. EDIS 2005 (5). Gainesville, FL.


If you have a strong allergic reaction to sulfites you may already know some ways to avoid the substances. However, even with today's technology, food recalls due to undeclared sulfite (as a food ingredient) continue to occur in the United States. This publication will examine what sulfites are, sulfite sensitivity, safety issues related to sulfiting agents, and recommendations for sulfite-sensitive individuals. This document is FCS8787, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date April 2005. 

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