Internal Ref. No.: 00064

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00064         
Additive name Sulphur dioxide - sulphites
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 220 - 228 INS No.
Group Yes  
Composition of the group
   

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Authorisation of the use of this additive in Food Additives

The additive is authorised to be used in the following category(ies):

Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only peeled potatoes
  ML = 300 mg/kg , only onion, garlic and shallot pulp
  ML = 800 mg/kg , only horseradish pulp
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , except olives and golden peppers in brine
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only golden peppers in brine
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only processed white vegetables and mushrooms
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only rehydrated dried fruit and lychees, mostarda di frutta
  ML = 300 mg/kg , only onion, garlic and shallot pulp
  ML = 800 mg/kg , only horseradish pulp
  ML = 800 mg/kg , only Jellying fruit extract, liquid pectin for sale to the final consumer
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , only jams, jellies and marmelades made with sulphited fruit
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only jams, jellies and marmelades made with sulphited fruit
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only glucose syrup-based confectionery (carry over from the glucose syrup only)
  ML = 40 mg/kg , only toppings (syrups for pancakes, flavoured syrups for milkshakes and ice cream; similar products)
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only fruit fillings for pastries
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 30 mg/kg , only sago and pearl barley
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , only sugars, except glucose syrup
  ML = 20 mg/kg , only glucose syrup, whether or not dehydrated
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 40 mg/kg
  ML = 70 mg/kg , only treacle and molasses
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 150 mg/kg , only Cinnamon (Cinnamomum ceylanicum)
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only citrus-juice-based seasonings
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 170 mg/kg , only fermentation vinegar
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 250 mg/kg , excluding dijon mustard
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only dijon mustard
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only analogues of meat, fish, crustaceans and cephalopods
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only gelatine
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/l , only concentrated grape juice for home wine-making
  ML = 50 mg/l , only orange, grapefruit, apple and pineapple juice for bulk dispensing in catering establishments
  ML = 350 mg/l , only lime and lemon juice
  ML = 70 mg/l , only grape juice, unfermented, for sacramental use
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/l
  ML = 50 mg/l , only beer with a second fermentation in the cask
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l , only alcohol-free
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
  ML = 260 mg/l , only made wine
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only cereal- and potato-based snacks
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only marinated nuts
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only dried coconut
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only white vegetables, processed, including pulses
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only dried mushrooms
  ML = 150 mg/kg , only dried ginger
  ML = 200 mg/kg , only dried tomatoes
  ML = 400 mg/kg , only white vegetables, dried
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only dried fruit and nuts in shell excluding dried applels, pears, bananas, apricots, peaches, grapes, prunes and figs
  ML = 600 mg/kg , only dried apples and pears
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only dried bananas
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only dried apricots, peaches, grapes, prunes, and figs
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , excluding starches in infant formulae, follow-on formulae and processed cereal-based foods and baby foods
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 450 mg/kg , only breakfast sausages; Burger meat with a minimum vegetable and/or cereal content of 4 % mixed within the meat
  ML = 450 mg/kg , only salsicha fresca, longaniza fresca, butifarra fresca
Footnotes 1 The additives may be added individually or in combination
  3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/l , only carry-over from concentrates in non-alcoholic flavoured drinks containing fruit juice
  ML = 50 mg/l , only non-alcoholic flavoured drinks containing at least 235 g/l glucose syrup
  ML = 350 mg/l , only concentrates based on fruit juice and containing not less than 2,5 % barley (barley water)
  ML = 250 mg/l , only other concentrates based on fruit juice or comminuted fruit; capilé groselha
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , only vacuum packed sweetcorn
  ML = 10 mg/kg , only table grapes, fresh lychees (measured on edible parts) and blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 400 mg/kg , only dehydrated potatoes products
  ML = 100 mg/kg
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , only candied, crystallised or glacé fruit, vegetables, angelica and citrus peel
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only glucose syrup-based confectionery (carry over from the glucose syrup only)
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/l , only distilled alcoholic beverages containing whole pears
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only white vegetables including mushrooms and white pulses
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only frozen and deep-frozen potatoes
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only white vegetables, including pulses and processed mushrooms
  ML = 100 mg/kg , only bottled whiteheart cherries; vacuum packed sweetcorn
  ML = 250 mg/kg , only bottled, sliced lemon
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only dry biscuits
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only cooked crustaceans and cephalopods
  ML = 270 mg/kg , only cooked crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family over 120 units per kg
  ML = 200 mg/kg , only dried salted fish of the 'Gadidae' species
  ML = 180 mg/kg , only cooked crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family between 80 and 120 units per kg
  ML = 135 mg/kg , only cooked crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family up to 80 units per kg
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
  10 Maximum limits in edible parts
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/l , only in fermented grape must based drinks
  ML = 200 mg/l , only nalewka na winie owocowym, aromatyzowana nalewka na winie owocowym, nalewka na winie z soku winogronowego, aromatyzowana nalewka na winie z soku winogronowego, napój winny owocowy lub miodowy, aromatyzowany napój winny owocowy lub miodowy, wino owocowe niskoalkoholowe and aromatyzowane wino owocowe niskoalkoholowe
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 150 mg/kg , only fresh, frozen and deep-frozen crustaceans and cephalopods; crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family up to 80 units per kg
  ML = 200 mg/kg , only crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family between 80 and 120 units per kg
  ML = 300 mg/kg , only crustaceans of the Penaeidae, Solenoceridae and Aristaeidae family over 120 units per kg
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
  10 Maximum limits in edible parts
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
Footnotes 3 Maximum levels are expressed as SO2 and relate to the total quantity, available from all sources, an SO2 content of not more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l is not considered to be present

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» 2017/04   20/03/2017 negative (14/04/2016) application rejected  
» No reference no.
  • Unprocessed molluscs and crustaceans (9.1.2)
27/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 000/2015
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables (4.1.3)
  • Canned or bottled fruit and vegetables (4.2.3)
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
  • ...
24/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Spirit drinks as defined in Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 (14.2.6)
  • Other alcoholic drinks including mixtures of alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks and spirits with less than 15 % of alcohol (14.2.8)
18/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.   17/02/2015 procedure initiated  
» No reference no.
  • Entire fresh fruit and vegetables (4.1.1)
  • Processed potato products (4.2.6)
  • Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets (5.2)
09/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.   09/02/2015 procedure initiated  
» No reference no.
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables (4.1.3)
  • Dried fruit and vegetables (4.2.1)
  • Starches (6.2.2)
  • ...
22/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2013/04
  • Aromatised wines (14.2.7.1)
  • Aromatised wine-based drinks (14.2.7.2)
  • Aromatised wine-product cocktails (14.2.7.3)
19/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Other alcoholic drinks including mixtures of alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks and spirits with less than 15 % of alcohol (14.2.8)
12/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2013/04
  • Aromatised wines (14.2.7.1)
  • Aromatised wine-based drinks (14.2.7.2)
  • Aromatised wine-product cocktails (14.2.7.3)
27/03/2013 positive (02/05/2013) procedure completed click here
» 2011/17
  • Other alcoholic drinks including mixtures of alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks and spirits with less than 15 % of alcohol (14.2.8)
08/02/2011 positive (17/03/2011) procedure completed click here