Ministry warns of food poisoning over New Year

The Ministry of Health has called on the people to take 11 preventive measures to protect themselves from food or alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebration. Those who felt unwell should immediately seek medical treatment, it said. On Friday, the ministry said hundreds ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-food-poisoning-over-new-year

Gov’t, WFP ink $50M strategic plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a $50 million aid plan aimed to reduce food security and nutrition. The Cambodia Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP council on February 27 in Italy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-wfp-ink-50m-strategic-plan

NGO launches $1.5 million nutrition project

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its 1,000 Days Nutrition project in Stung Treng province for which it will spend $1.5 million for five years to provide better nutrition to children and women.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573204/ngo-launches-1-5-million-nutrition-project/

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-stress-efforts-food-standards

Second industrial lab centre on the way

A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509878/second-industrial-lab-centre-on-the-way/

Over 100 tonnes of illegal items destroyed in K Speu

More than 100 tonnes of fake, expired and illegal products with banned chemical substances were destroyed on Thursday in Kampong Speu province on the orders of Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Kheng said the counterfeit products, which included food and beverages, were imported, mostly from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-tonnes-illegal-items-destroyed-k-speu

New food security laboratory comes online in Svay Rieng

A new laboratory to monitor food products and ensure their safety opened on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province, near the border with Vietnam. It is the third such facility to open in the kingdom in the last few years, after other labs came online in Banteay ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106878/new-food-security-laboratory-comes-online-svay-rieng/

Plan to defeat hunger

The government has unveiled four strategies to eliminate malnutrition in the country, especially among children. Prime Minister Hun Sen is enlisting state institutes, partners and NGOs to join the fight to eliminate malnutrition as the country holds national nutrition day today. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089136/plan-defeat-hunger/

Region backs safe food strategy

Agriculture ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) on Friday endorsed a five-year strategy and action plan to build a region-wide food safety system. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5082183/region-backs-safe-food-strategy/

Officials claim end to hunger in sight thanks to rice surplus

Government officials have claimed the country could see an end to malnutrition and hunger following a decade of food security improvements and increased rice yields. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077328/officials-claim-end-hunger-sight-thanks-rice-surplus/

120 students poisoned by school snack in Oddar Meanchey

About 120 students at a Christian school in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district came down with food poisoning after consuming a dessert served by the school on Wednesday, though officials confirmed that all were “recovering well”.​ ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/120-students-poisoned-school-snack-oddar-meanchey

Rice crop damaged by floods

At least 17,571 hectares of rice fields were affected by the recent floods – of which about 3,186 hectares were severely damaged, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) yesterday, which urged all provincial agriculture departments to immediately evaluate the affects from ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31368/rice-crop-damaged-by-floods/

Mekong states to close the development gap

Delegations from the five lower Mekong states met with officials from the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Europe yesterday to convene the 9th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) Regional Working Group aimed at devising strategies to strengthen infrastructure, connectivity ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31043/mekong-states-to-close-the-development-gap/

UN World Food Program extends activities in Cambodia until 2018

The United Nations World Food Program has extended its activities in Cambodia for 30 months from July 2016 to Dec. 2018 in order to improve food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable children in the country, Gianpietro Bordignon, WFP Representative to Cambodia, said Wednesday. ...

Xinhua Team
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=322680

Expert says Mekong pollution will harm ASEAN citizens

Professor of the University of Leeds, UK, Mr. Chheang Vannarith, said that ASEAN citizens, 60 million people directly affected by the conflict environmental Mekong River and ASEAN countries need to cooperate with each other to solve this problem so that the rich and poor gap ...

Sok Khemra
http://khmer.voanews.com/content/hello-voa-expert-says-mekong-pollution-will-harm-asean-citizens-cambodia/3177185.html

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