By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The outspoken and food safety-minded entrepreneur I-Mei Foods CEO Luis Ko
on Monday called on the government not to hastily amend the Act Governing Food Sanitation. Also, Ko expressed opinions on issues including U.S. pork imports, calling for the government to act on food squandering, farm land pollution, and insufficient training and assistance to food suppliers to deal with food safety problems.
Commenting on the government’s amending the food sanitation act 8 times in 8 years, Ko said that even though the act had been amended so many times, serious food safety breaches still happened time after time. The Food and Drug Administration should not be the only institution responsible for current food safety issues, Ko said, adding that many other government agencies and civic organizations should also take part in safeguarding food safety. [FULL STORY]