By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The nation’s food safety is a complex issue that cannot be solved simply by
inspections and laws that regulates it, I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko said during a seminar held in Taipei on Sunday.
The root of the problem lies in our inability to combat environmental pollution, Ko said, adding that if no safeguards were given to protect the quality of the sunshine, air, water and earth, then real food safety would never be attained.
The afternoon event also saw the presence of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and independent legislative candidate Billy Pan, who is also a practicing psychiatrist, to exchange ideas and opinions regarding the nation’s food safety.
“There are over 800 additives and other unknown substances currently available on the market, and to rely solely on the results of large-scale scientific testing will not help guarantee food safety,” the CEO said. [FULL STORY]