The Way of Toxicity: The Down-to-Earth Food Safety Attitude
Several major food safety events raised highly concerns in food products in Taiwan during the past few years. Currently, the regulatory infrastructure of food safety is almost comprehensively constructed, but people still highly worry about the adverse effects of food. Probably, it is related to the lack of adequate risk communication strategies, which need more focus on the fundamental“dosage” concept by our regulatory agency. With the development of food science and technology, numerous novel food products have been generated, but their impacts on the ecosystem and human health are still unclear. In order to abolish the gap between food safety and health impact, our government needs to facilitate the development of a risk communication system, deliver comprehensive food safety knowledge, and establish the optimal food safety concept in Taiwan society.