Salt, fish sauce, crayfish set for GI tag
Three local products are in the final stages of domestic geographical indication (GI) registration, with another not far behind, the Ministry of Commerce reported, raising hopes that the protected status would allow producers to expand their footprint globally, and promote a surge in the value ...
Accredited lab to boost food safety nationwide
The Laboratory of Environment and Food Safety (LEFS) at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), is now accredited for food microbiology testing, enabling it to further assist food processing businesses to identify potential food safety hazards and improve the safety and quality of food products. ...
Prak Chan Thul
S Treng eyes sticky rice cake status
The Stung Treng provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts is looking into the possibility of registering Nom ansorm chrouk – sticky rice cakes filled with pork and wrapped in banana leaves – and several other dishes as food originating from the province. ...
Wafers made from hill area rice set to expand overseas
Local rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd is looking for distributors and importers based in Australia, France, the US and UK for edible organic rice paper sheets made from ingredients sourced from small-scale farmers in the hilly regions of north and northeastern ...
Agrifirm bags MoU for Siem Reap produce
Agro-industrial firm LY LY Food Industry Co Ltd on January 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siem Reap-based wholesaler Food and Agriculture Market (FAM) to supply it with fruits and vegetables. The signing ceremony was presided over by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak ...
Animal husbandry to rise
Animal husbandry in Cambodia is projected to enjoy a slight increase of 1.1 percent this year. The growth rate will rise to 1.6 percent in 2021, according a recent report from the government. ...
Green light for $161M Kandal brewery
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week approved a $160.6 million brewery in Chhak Chhoeu Neang commune’s Trapaing Veng village in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. ...
SOA to build palm sugar factory with Korean firm
Local exporter Signatures of Asia and Korea-based B&G is Life are investing in a palm sugar processing factory in Kampong Speu province. In addition to the plant, the collaboration includes a warehouse, a solar dryer, and a blockchain-based traceability system, Pich Chan, SOA general manager, ...
One More Manufacturing opens door to local noodle production
One More Manufacturing Co Ltd on Saturday officially inaugurated “Mee Chiet” an instant-noodle processing factory with a production capacity of 150 million packages per year. The factory, which is located in Kouk Roka commune’s Trapaing Por village in the capital’s Prek Pnov district, will produce noodles ...
Kingdom set to import 50K tonnes of salt amid lacklustre production
Cambodia is set to import about 50,000 tonnes of salt to supply domestic demand this year, as its production accounted for only 30 per cent, according to the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK). This will be the second consecutive year of salt shortages and ...
Thnot d’Or awards to be held for agronomy and food processing
The Kinal Foundation, in collaboration with the French Agency for Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will hold the 2019 Thnot d’Or Awards for agronomy and food processing on Saturday. The second Thnot d’Or Awards ...
Chinese delegation explores local market
A delegation of some of China’s biggest companies in the food-processing industry is scouring the local market for investment opportunities in the agriculture sector. Headed by He Jianxiang, the deputy director-general of the Bureau of Product Processing at China’s Ministry of Agriculture, the delegation met ...
Sausage case producer raided
Authorities shut down a large sausage casing manufacturer in Kampong Speu province after discovering its owners had been operating illegally for two years and were using forbidden chemical substances. ...
Pork fears grip the capital
The meat section in Phnom Penh’s O’Russei Market on most mornings is crowded with housewives selecting the best pork cuts – from shoulders, loins and fillets – for dinner. ...
Fresh Mart to become retail fresh food hub
Cambodia-based integrated food-distribution company Hun Ty plans to open its own retail fresh-food market next month and will increase its cold storage and food-distribution business by opening two additional locations in the Kingdom, a company executive said yesterday. ...
Vinamilk to take full stake of Angkormilk
Vietnamese state-owned dairy giant Vinamilk intends to spend almost $11 million to buy its Cambodian partner’s entire stake in Angkor Dairy Products Co Ltd, better known as Angkormilk, according to Vietnamese media. ...
The Phnom Penh Post Staff
Government to help abattoir stay out of the red
The company behind Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse has refuted local media reports that claimed the government intends to shut down the company, insisting that remarks made by the minister of agriculture last week were taken out of context. ...
Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
Specialist food factory shapes up
Confirel Co. Ltd. and Pharma Product Manufacturing Enterprise will unveil its $7 million factory in Phnom Penh to process Kampong Speu palm sugar and Kampot pepper by July, the company said. ...
Beer tops advertising budgets
Beer advertising is one of the fastest growing advertising segments in the Kingdom, though just as people often struggle to keep track of how many beers they have put away, the amount that local breweries and distributors actually spend on media placements is subject to ...
Feed mill to take bite out of growing import demand
Chip Mong Group is the latest conglomerate to invest into local production of animal feed, announcing this week that it will sink $60 million into building a large-scale feed mill and industrial piggery, a move that agricultural experts welcomed but said would still not be ...
Play fair, say local producers
Manufacturers of local products want fair play. While they have been receiving some consumer-support for their products, they still face an uphill battle against the same products imported from neighboring countries. And many local producers say the government should be doing more to help them ...
Something’s fishy with prahok
This year’s prahok season has left a bad taste in the mouths of those involved in making the pungent dish that is a staple in Cambodian cuisine. There are concerns that the vagaries in the mudfish catch, due to climate change and illegal exports to Vietnam, ...