When choosing food, do you prefer products that are labeled "without additives of so-and-so"? In fact, these signs reflect the "insecurity" and "myths" of the Taiwanese people. Additives are not necessarily bad. Legal additives can maintain the quality and hygiene of food. However, if our tongues become more and more accustomed to the taste of many additives, they will become more and more distant from the "original taste" of food. The big misunderstanding of "additives" in Taiwan "Food safety storms are actually two major issues, one is food safety, and the other is people's sense of security. The former should be controlled by the government, and security is related to consumers' cognition and psychology." Director of the Tung Foundation Xu Huiyu pointed out that in recent years,
there have been frequent food safety incidents, and Taiwanese consumers have therefore avoided all kinds of additives. Such excessive anxiety has even turned into a "myth", allowing a few unscrupulous manufacturers to take the opportunity to mislead the public through packaging labels. . As a result, in the past, food display racks often became a battlefield wedding photo retouching services for marking "without certain additives". Vegetable oils that do not contain cholesterol in the first place are labeled as "cholesterol-free"; at present, almost all fresh corns in Taiwan are not genetically modified, but in order to cater to the trend, many industry operators make unnecessary efforts to label "non-GMO corn" on the packaging; Some products may be labeled "lead-free" and "preservative-free" but may contain many other additives.
People who "smell the additives and change their color" also mistake legal additives for illegal. In recent years, a factory in Kaohsiung has added "sodium fumarate" to the rice that serves nutritious lunches, which has caused a lot of discussion. There is no need to add it when cooking at home, but since the factory must cook a lot of rice in advance and keep it warm, adding an appropriate amount of sodium fumarate can actually prevent the rice from being contaminated by microorganisms in the hot weather in the south. IMG_3266 Photo Credit: TNL Brand Studio Xu Huiyu, director of the Dong Foundation, pointed out that myths and misconceptions about