Formaldehyde Detectors


Appealing Products, Inc. offers several different types of detectors for your Formaldehyde testing needs.  Detectors are very similar but vary depending on the media you are testing.  For example, we have detectors for dipping in liquids (FRM-04), swabbing the surface of foods/meats/cheeses/other hard surfaces (FRMSWB-04), and testing the air using our Dosimeters (FRM-KT1).

Available Products

Swab Detectors for Testing Solid Surfaces

  • Detects Formaldehyde on Fish, Fruit, Cheese, Meats and Other Surfaces Instantly
  • Detects as low as Five Parts Per Million
  • Qualitative (yes or no), Visual Analysis
  • Selective Response
  • Long Shelf-Life

Dip Detectors for Formaldehyde in Liquids

  • Detects Formaldehyde in Water, Drinks or Food Instantly
  • Detects as low as Five Parts Per Million
  • Semi-Quantitative, Visual Analysis via Color Comparison
  • Selective Response
  • Long Shelf-Life

Dosimeters for Monitoring Formaldehyde Gas

  • Detects Concentrations as low as 0.2 ppm*hr
  • Perfect for Pathology Labs, Hospitals and other Occupational Settings
  • Free In-Lab Quantitative Analysis
  • Selective Response
  • Long Shelf-Life

Demonstration Video

Our formaldehyde detectors allow for rapid, easy detection of formaldehyde in food and drink (PATENT PENDING).

Formaldehyde Information

Formaldehyde is a toxic material that can kill bacteria and viruses as well as damage human cells. Food manufacturers sometimes add Formaldehyde to foods such as fish, meats, milk, noodles meats, etc to extend its shelf-life. Many ordinary foods naturally contain small amounts of Formaldehyde however, excess Formaldehyde has been reported in many foods.

Although adding formaldehyde to foods is forbidden in many countries, some manufacturers still add it in particular if the food is expected to stay unrefrigerated for a while. Consumers of foods need to know if they contain excessive and dangerous amounts of formaldehyde. Inspectors of food need to know if formaldehyde was added purposely and illegally to the food.

Excess exposure to formaldehyde is known to increase the possibility of cancer and also cause breathing difficulties.  Women in the early stages of pregnancy are also highly susceptible to exposure to Formaldehyde, as it is suspected to cause birth defects and other complications with early child development.