Nutrition: The Food Safety–Nutrition Nexus
J. M. Jones. St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. Cereal Foods World 56(4):174-176.
An analysis of the food safety–nutrition nexus affirms strategies for both industry and consumers. There must be continuance of collaboration among industry, academia, and government to reduce the acrylamide content of foods without adversely impacting the quality of the product or introducing other nutritionals risks. For consumers, the best strategy is to concentrate on meeting nutritional guidelines and eat an adequate amount of grains, cereal fiber, and whole grains as the basis of their diet. Since large numbers of consumers fail to meet such recommendations, a focus on what to eat, which has been shown to improve quality of life and reduce health risks, may be a more productive effort than concentrating on risks that are possible but much smaller and may be countered by proper food selections.