Tainted prahok found in Takeo

Over 3 tonnes of contaminated prahok – made of fish illegally imported from Vietnam – were confiscated on Friday by Takeo authorities from some of the same sites that in September had already been warned to stop using smuggled fish.​ ...

Niem Chheng

More than 600kg of ivory seized

More than 600 kilograms of ivory were seized on Friday at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, but the provincial court has yet to receive a complaint about the case from customs officials, a provincial prosecutor told Khmer Times yesterday. ...

San Bunsim

Bad meat among goods seized

More than 200kg of old meatballs were seized by the government’s Camcontrol in a crackdown on goods past their use-by dates in Pailin on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...

San Bunsim

Agriculture minister to ban low-grade imported meat

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries has announced a ban on all imported low-grade meat from neighboring countries as part of a national reform of the Kingdom’s meat industry. ...

Ven Rathavong

Drought exacerbates hoof and mouth outbreak among cattle

A vaccine campaign has been launched in response to an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease exacerbated by drought conditions in Kampong Thom province, officials said yesterday, as drought-relief efforts continued in Banteay Meanchey. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Kingdom’s first abattoir primed for Australian cattle

After a series of technical delays and setbacks, the Kingdom’s first industrial slaughterhouse is ready to begin operations and will start production upon receiving its first shipment of 2,000 heads of live Australian cattle in late May, the company behind the project said yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski and Sor Chandara

Cambodia aims to stop imports of livestock feed

Cambodia plans to stop importing feed from neighboring countries to supply the livestock and poultry industry, but not immediately, as the government works to upgrade the animal husbandry skills of farmers and increase local production. ...

Chea Vannak

Slight dip in rice yields ‘won’t affect exports’

As the harvest of wet-season rice ends this month, a report from the Ministry of Agriculture says the yield will fall slightly below the target but this will not affect exports.  ...

Sok Chan

New slaughterhouse regulations aim to curb disease

Ahead of the opening of Cambodia’s first modern abattoir, which is slated to begin operations in the near future, a new draft law to regulate animal produce and slaughterhouses was announced on Friday, along with the establishment of a “National Butchers’ Day” to be recognised ...

Sen David

Outbreak turns consumers away from pork

Pork sales at local markets have taken a hit following the recent outbreak of blue-ear pig disease as fears have spread among consumers that the meat is not fit for human consumption, pork vendors said yesterday.First identified in Siem Reap in mid-August, Porcine Reproductive and ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Pig cull raises supply concerns

Following a mass cull of more than 1,000 pigs over the last two weeks, authorities yesterday played down any threat to the local pork supply, but financial concerns among farmers and market vendors are mounting.Some 1,200 pigs have been culled in Siem Reap, having recently ...

Sor Chandara

Two Siblings from Kratie Die From Bird Flu on Same Day

A 7-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister died from bird flu at Kompong Cham Provincial Referral Hospital on Friday, Hong Palla, team leader of the rapid response unit at Kratie Provincial Health Department, said Tuesday. The two young siblings from Snuol district’s Sre Cha commune contracted ...

Ben Sokhean

Tax hike cuts slaughterers’ profit

Almost 50 livestock slaughterers in Preah Vihear town yesterday protested a rise in taxes and fees they must to pay on their products. Pin Raksmey, chief of the committee at Kampong Pranak market, said that the problem was out of his hands. ...

Sen David

Vinamilk Sees Revenue Doubling in Overseas Expansion Push

Vietnam Dairy Products Joint-Stock Co., the nation’s largest dairy producer, is building a milk factory in Cambodia as it plans a global expansion to more than double annual revenue to $3 billion by 2017. The company known as Vinamilk is opening a plant in the capital ...

Bloomberg News Staff

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