Formalin, A chemical Agent as preservative for produce and Seafood, Dr. Abhay Kumar Pati, DSc
By: Best Nutrition
Is it good for our health?
Dr.Abhay Kumar Pati
Formalin is most often added by traders looking to minimize wastage as they transport produce and sea food to market. Another good strategy for seafood is to buy flash frozen products from reputable exporters.
These are some questions and Quarries among consumers:
What is formalin used for in seafood preservation?
Why traders tend to adulterate fish with formalin?
What is formaldehyde in seafood?
What happens if you eat fish with formalin?
Formalin is used as a controller of external parasites in case of cultured fish. In hatcheries it is used as a fungal controller, especially to control aquatic fungi. Formalin may be an approved aquaculture chemical for the control of parasites and fungi in marine fish farming.
Uses and regulatory status of formalin In case of food industry, it is used as a bacteriostatic agent in cheese preparation as a food additive in caviar preparation in Scandinavian countries; as an anti-parasitic agent in case of cultured fish, and, as an anti-fungal in cases of hatcheries to control aquatic fungi.
Formaldehyde or formalin is highly toxic that is absorbed pleasantly by inhalation. The object of this research was to analyze formalin that contaminated in seafood and frozen meat.