Nip in the Bud: Taking the Principle of Precaution as the Prerequisite to Fulfill for Food Safety
Food safety has been a hot issue is Taiwan for a while. For these problems, which are so important in our daily life, are concerning different expertise, such as food science, law, economy, and the public policy, but it seems that there is no one can provide the panacea to resolve all questions for food safety. No one can ensure that we can eat safely, even though the government has proposed many amendments to the existing act and regulations. None of them could possibly prevent food scandal from happening. In this paper, I would like to focus on “risk” to clarify its meaning, through the understanding of the principle of precaution, the very fundamental basis for the legal system of food safety. Further, after reviewing current legal structure, I will try to propose some recommendations to remodel the thinking for food regulations, in the way it is supposed to be, rather than the misunderstanding of other people, for ensuing food safety for the public.