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A review: methods of determination of health-endangering formaldehyde in diet


Marzuki, Nur Indang and Abdulamir, Ahmed Sahib and Abu Bakar, Azuraliza and Salleh, Abu Bakar and Lee, Yoon Hee and Yusof, Nor Azah (2009) A review: methods of determination of health-endangering formaldehyde in diet. Research Journal of Pharmacology, 3 (2). pp. 31-47. ISSN 1815-9362; ESSN: 1993-6019


The sea food immersed with formaldehyde to prevent spoilage by dishonest fish mongers is a big risk to the health of consumers especially risk of cancer development. Formaldehyde is a toxin for viable cell. With increasing awareness of food safety and authenticity issues, new and sophisticated techniques for the authentication of seafood are developed. Therefore, many methods are proposed to assure the quality of seafood by determining the formaldehyde content. Various ranges of methods have been proposed such as colorimetric method to high technology device methods and E-nose has been applied in seafood. Specificity, simplicity and quick response of the method is most considered to choose for application in situ. This review demonstrates the potential of technological applications have so far been used in determining formaldehyde in seafood and their setbacks, disadvantages and advantages. This review is aimed to be as a reference of formaldehyde detection techniques in seafood.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Science
Institute of Bioscience
Publisher: Medwell Journals
Keywords: Formaldehyde; Seafood; Review; Toxicology; Determination; E-nose
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 06:54
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 07:28
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/12848
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