◆ Chang Gung Mem. Hospital professor Yin M.D. (殷宗海, Doctor, Univ. of London ): Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health ! ( ref. to book <食品不安全的年代如何自保>("how to survive in this bad food-security time", April 2016)) FTV news, 5-18-2017: 13 ingredients / materials expired in a 5 star hotel in Taiwan; CTI TV news (5-17-2017, 19:33): What can we eat in Taiwan? people are uneasy for food here...
◆ 台視新聞 (TTV) 10-25-2018 12:23pm : Imported crabs (大閘蟹) found to contain excessive level (6 times) of Dioxins perhaps were purchased (or used) by star-rated hotels of Taiwan already.
◆ Apple Daily, 4-25-2018 : Taiwan's food safety systems failed for gov. lab's intentionally throwing away test samples immediately after the tests, which is similar to destroying the evidence and trace. （方儉）https://tw.appledaily.com/headline/daily/20180425/37995680. Apple Daily, 11-20-2017 : Almost all world countries are more and more strict with food safety, only Taiwan is more and more relaxed in legislating for food safety. In this way, how can Taiwan have a reputation on "fine food kingdom" ? (breif) / by 邱致穎, chair, and teacher of food science, TungHai University. ● UDN ( medical edition, 3-31-2018) : "food safety problems happened again and again, I prefer to eat at home" (食安連環爆 我在家吃便當)
◆ TTV (台視 2-11-2017 12:24pm) news reports: People dining out should be careful not to eat food containing Borax, Sodium borate(硼砂), fluorescent brightener(螢光增白劑), plasticisers (塑化劑), Rongalite (Sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate dihydrate 吊白塊 )... deep-fried foods, plastic container, and pesticide residue may cause cancer. natural food is better.
The China Times (5-19-2016): Taiwanese love foods, government estimates the revenue of Taiwan's catering industry will up to NT430,000,000,000. (each person aged 1 ~ 100 spends NT19,000 per year, in average)
◆ Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan Veterans General Hospital, etc. Jiang So-San M.D. book "食在安心" : Most 5 star hotel restaurants in Taiwan don't wash the vegetables ... see picture & text below. Another book "Fruits , Vegetables" (Chinese namely, "遠離毒蔬果") written by IMEI (義美) group's leader Luis Ko (高志明), page 162 quoted Dr. Gaston J.C. Wu (professor & dean, Taiwan Normal University) that Taiwan's vegetables and fruits should be flush thoroughly with plenty of flowing water before cooking or/and eating. No just soaking vegetables and fruits in water in a large basin ...
◆ National Taiwan Normal University - graduate school of Chemistry, dean Dr. Gaston J. C. Wu (化學所長吳家誠教授)'s book <Those black-heart products toxin-experts never buy (毒物專家絕不買的黑心商品)> (Nov. 2013): Most of the time I eat at home, and has never dined out in street-side shops / small-eat markets (路邊攤), because those small-eat shops usually/always do not meet the minimum standards of cleanliness. In case I can't reject some dinner party or must dine out, I select only some restaurants I fully trust. Besides, I've never touched processed food or cured products, and any drinks commercially available(市售飲料) in Taiwan, particularly, pearl milk tea which already is a world known Taiwanese food. PS: The China Times (8-15-2015): Taiwanese favorite drinks contain high Kcal/g heat, you will gain 5.1kg if having pearl milk tea one regular cup (not less-sugar option) per day for 2 months. Green Tea with Yakult(多多)'s Heat 341 Kcal/g, which is 3.2 times the upper limit of free sugar(游離糖) advised by WHO., Yakult drink, Orange juice, milk tea are high-heat too.