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bunky1996

36 months ago

Formaldehyde in Decaffeinated Coffee?

I had to put this out here for all of you Toluna members. Recently I heard that there is Formaldehyde in Decaffeinated Coffee. Not that I am a decaf coffee drinker but nonetheless I was wondering about the validity in this claim. I did a few searches on the internet and got varying information. I did read some articles that stated that the "The FDA banned the use of formaldehyde or formalin in the US production of decaffeinated coffee prior to 1985." I checked SNOPES.com and wasn't able to find any hits for my search. Anyone have any facts or opinions to offer?
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deeann_h

  35 months ago
I have always heard that. .
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edjo2

  35 months ago
I knew there was a good reason that I don't drink Decaffeinated Coffee. I never did want it knowing that there had to be chemicals of some kind used to do that.
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Surveyer11

  35 months ago
I don't drink decaf coffee... Coffee can be decaffeinated using one of several methods. With direct process decaffeinating, solvents such as formaldehyde are used to absorb the caffeine from the coffee in order to remove it.
Check this link out: http://www.essortment.com/coffee-basics-decaf-vs-regular-40772.html
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tsully331

  35 months ago
Can't say that I have ever heard of this but I guess it is worth looking into. I do not personally drink Decaf coffee but it is still worth the search.
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karencampbell61133

  35 months ago
I don't know about this but it upsets me. I know that 90% of the coffee is produced in the developing world so even if the U.S. bans the use of formaldhyde what about the other countries that we import coffee from? I can't help but wonder since we had issues with dangerous ingredients in pet food, peanut butter and other foods imported.
The U.S. needs to do a better job of making sure products produced overseas meet basic food and safety standards. Then of course their the issue of safe packaging. Is the lid on your coffee can you buy made with BPA a plastic that is now stating to be banned.
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hammad4000

  36 months ago
Well this is disheartening. I'll have to do more research on which brands use which method.
http://www.essortment.com/coffee-basics-decaf-vs-regular-40772.html
Coffee can be decaffeinated using one of several methods. With direct process decaffeinating, solvents such as formaldehyde are used to absorb the caffeine from the coffee in order to remove it. Water decaffeinating uses water to remove the caffeine by soaking the beans prior to roasting. Since water method decaffeinating does not use any chemical additives, some people prefer coffee decaffeinated with this method. A less frequently used process decaffeinates the beans with carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, whichever process is used, some of the coffee's flavor can be lost. The flavor of the chemical method coffee is generally considered superior; however, it leaves some chemical residue that can have negative health effects especially in those with allergies to the solvents used. In addition, many coffee suppliers use inferior grades of coffee for their decaf product, since they assume flavor will be lost anyway.
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ck_villagegirl

  36 months ago
I haven't heard about this before,but almost anything is possible,as the saying goes.I will certainly do some more research on this subject,since i ahve been drinking decaffeinated coffee for many years.I know that there are a lot of things that aren't good for us,but sometimes very hard to give up the habit.I know that I drink way too much diet Coke and other diet sodas.I will do more research today or tomorrow and let you know if i find out anything new on this subject matter.I really do enjoy reading the informative information that Toluna members post on here.it can really get people to thinking a lot more about certain things.
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cely borges cavalcanti verillo

  36 months ago
Aqui no Brasil já ouvi de tudo, menos o uso de formol, se este for o caso, é melhor não beber, irira matar o ser humano.
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hallkinghorn@yahoo.com

  36 months ago
My knowledge is somewhat limited to the truth of this but I have generally understood food/drink preservatives are often things you normally would think avoid like sulfer, formaldehyde, nitrate and arsenic. In small doses I think these aren't supposed to be dangerous however if you get a 44oz drink you've consumed about 4 times the soda companies label saying 1 serving on 12oz cans.
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Bill81

  36 months ago
I'm not a coffee drinker and I had never heard of this but certainly it is something worth researching further. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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