Because these allergens do not appear on the “top 8” allergen lists of Canada or the US, it is more difficult to obtain a comprehensive list of the alternate names used in consumer packaging. If any have been missed, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me with that information.
Other Names for Barley include:
Barley Beta-Glucan, Barley Bran, Barley Grass, Dietary Fiber, Green Barley, Green Barley Grass, Hordeum, Hordeum Distichon, Hordeum Distychum, Hordeum Vulgare, Mai Ya, Pearl Barley, Pot Barley, Scotch Barley, Sprouted Barley, Sprouted Barley Malt, Malt, Malt Extract, Malt Flour, Malted Barley, Malt Syrup.
Other Names for Flax:
Atasi, Flax Lignans, Flax Hull, Flax Meal, Flax Seed, Golden Flax, Graine De Lin, Leinsamen, Lignans, Lini Semen, Linseed, Lint Bells, Linum, Linum usitatissimum, Winterlien
What are Sulfites?
Sulfites or sulfate agents (in the forms of sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite and potassium metabisulfite) are common preservatives used in various foods and medications. Sulfites have been used for centuries, mainly as food additives, but can also occur naturally in foods such as fermented beverages and wines.
Which Foods Contain Sulfites?
Greater than 100 ppm of sulfites (very high levels, strict avoidance advised in people with sulfite allergy)
dried fruits (excluding dark raisins and prunes)
bottled lemon juice (non-frozen)
bottled lime juice (non-frozen)
sauerkraut (and its juice)
grape juices (white, white sparkling, pink sparkling, red sparkling)
pickled cocktail onions
Between 50 and 99.9 ppm of sulfites (moderate to high levels of sulfite, avoidance advised in people with sulfite allergy)
Between 10 and 49.9 ppm of sulfites (low to moderate levels of sulfite, may cause symptoms in people with severe sulfite allergy)
imported jams and jellies
imported sausages and meats
corn bread/muffin mix
imported fruit juices and soft drinks
ciders and cider vinegars
Less than 10 ppm of sulfites (very low sulfite levels, generally do not pose a risk, even for people with sulfite allergy)
dry soup mix
frozen pizza and pie dough
fresh fruit salad
domestic jams and jellies
high fructose corn syrup
What Medications Contain Sulfites?
Bronchodilator solutions for asthma
Adrenalin chloride 1:1000 concentration
Isuprel hydrochloride solution
Topical eye drops:
Betamethasone phosphate (Celestone)
Dexamethasone phosphate (Decadron)
Epinephrine (Adrenaline, Ana-Kit, Epi-Pen)
Lidocaine with epinephrine (Xylocaine)
Solutions for total parenteral nutrition and dialysis