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Old 08-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
Gerhard Lavin
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From Wkipedia on sodium metabasulfite.

"Food additive

It is used as a food additive, mainly as a preservative and is sometimes identified as E223. As an additive, it may cause allergic reactions, particularly skin irritation, gastric irritation and asthma. It is not recommended for consumption by children."
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