It’s always disappointing when you hear about humans tampering with food. It’s even more appalling when it’s bean curd that reportedly includes a formaldehyde-methanol mixture.
Police in Indonesia this week apparently seized gallons of formalin that were used to make tofu in a Cipinang, East Jakarta factory, according to a Jakarta Post article.
The public informed Jakarta police about the use of the ingredient, which the University of Minnesota reports “is used as a fixative to preserve tissue samples in health care laboratories.”
The article neither listed the tofu brand name nor stated whether the product is shipped to other countries. Investigators also did not provide a motive.