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Formaldehyde or Formalin contaminated in food ..

Discussion in 'Wining & Dining in Thailand' started by sirchai, 12 Nov 2016.

  1. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Many moons ago I always loved to eat a little snack in form of quid on a stick, usually 10 baht a piece.

    But one day I just stopped eating it and only looking at it does the rest. One more reason for not eating it anymore is that a lot of shops sell them a piece for 5 baht now?

    The next beach is 570 km away, so how can they sell it that cheap?

    Please have a closer look at this squid sold around the corner almost every day. I've just Googled a bit and found that Formalin was also found in many of Thai-style sukiyaki shops.

    Some reading material:
    formaldehyde food contaminated

    I hope that you enjoy your next squid on a stick.



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  2. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, couldn't correct the "quid on a stick". It's of course squid on a stick.
     
  3. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    As a child in the UK we often used to gnaw our way through one of these tasty delicacies. Yum yum

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    No formaldehyde too.
    :lost it

    All jokes aside though, a lot of what you buy at the local market is far from organic and much is tampered with in one way or another. I for one never buy meat from a market and very few vegetables but often it is the best place to buy herbs etc. But they all get washed thoroughly once home.
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    The seafood in Lampang is full of it. Thankfully Macro has a wide range of frozen!
     
  5. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    How would anybody find out if the frozen type doesn't contain anything that's also harmful to our bodies?

    More and more Thais seem to buy the deep frozen stuff at 7- Eleven and just looking at it is enough.

    The problem might be that in almost all food can/ could be some toxic stuff that we'd never eat.

    Money is the answer. It's all about money. Sad, but true.
     
  6. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    If it doesn't say it on the packet then don't buy it but after that....... we live in Thailand where the standards I have been told are a little lower
     
  7. Buoyant

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    This just confirms my suspicions of that tasty convenience store snack called Formaldefish.
     
  8. SageAdvice

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    Prior to its relatively recent makeover, the seafood section at the Emporium supermarket posted a large sign over its fish display: "No Formaldehyde used on our Fish". I couldn't imagine then any company using the chemical for human consumption. These days, my imagination has been greatly expanded concerning adulterated local food for sale.
     

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