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Is formaldehyde vegan?

Formaldehyde is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a colorless gas with a pungent odor that is commonly used as a preservative or disinfectant in the food industry. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, helping to extend the shelf life of products. However, formaldehyde is also a known carcinogen and can be harmful if ingested in large quantities. Therefore, its use in food products is tightly regulated by government agencies around the world to ensure that it is used safely and at appropriate levels. Despite its potential risks, formaldehyde remains a crucial ingredient in certain food products, particularly those that require long-term storage or transportation.

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