Test kit for formalin is used in self-food quality care for testing formalin in food. Consumption of formalin contaminated food is health hazard. Ministry of Public Health issued Act No.151 (B.E.2536) specified the use of formalin in food is prohibited. Nonetheless, formalin has still been found in many kinds of food. The rapid screening on formalin should be applied to control the use of this toxic substance.
Health impact of Formalin:
Consuming formalin contaminated food causes abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, unconscious, or even death.
Target sample of test kit for formalin in food:
- Fresh vegetables / fruits
- Fresh seafoods such as squid, fish, etc
- Internal organs of animal food
Sensitivity of test kit for formalin in food:
Detection limit: 0.5 mg/kg (ppm)