2010 Total Diet Study Conference in Taiwan

Date: November 3, 2010

Reorganizer, Secretariat, Clerk, Cher Meng-Ting Yin
Editor, Department of Health Risk Management, College of Public Health, Guest Professor Dennis P.H. Hsieh

The Total Diet Study (TDS) is an ultimate approach to health risk assessment of food chemicals in connection with food safety regulations any nation cares to pursue.  The establishment of the Food and Drug Administration in the Department of Health indicated this nation's new commitment to food safety and concumer protection. 

TDS is relatively new in Taiwan and this means there is an urgent national need to perform TDS on ever increasing number of food chemicals.  At this critical juncture, it is especially important to have this TDS symposium held today, featuring presentations of 5 most experienced international experts to bring us the fundamentals of TDS and its latest development worldwide.

A TDS project on food additives is at present being performed by Department of Health Risk Assessment and the Department of Nutrition in China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.  The Department of Risk Management is the first of its kind in this country and was established 10 years ago as a bold experiment.  It has proved to be a right move to have produced graduates that are academically prepared to answer the national needs in risk analysis. 


(Chinese Version.)


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