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Law on food safety edges closer to approval

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the Ministry of Commerce held a workshop yesterday to garner feedback from NGOs and businesses on the draft National Food Law.The new law deals with the safety, labelling and advertising of food and agricultural products for local consumption ...

Xueying Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/law-food-safety-edges-closer-approval

Banned chemical found in seafood

The Ministry of Commerce’s Camcontrol Department found yesterday that part of the more than 300 kilograms of “suspicious” dried squid, stingray and shrimp confiscated in Kampot on Sunday had extremely high levels of a chemical substance banned in Cambodia. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banned-chemical-found-seafood

Vendors arrested for ‘plastic’ seafood

Four vendors were temporarily detained by Battambang’s Sangke district police on Friday after complaints from residents that the dried squid and stingrays they were selling were of poor quality and partly made of plastic. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vendors-arrested-plastic-seafood

Draft food law could be ready by July: UN

The first draft of a long-awaited food law that aims to regulate food safety and quality “from the farm to the table” could be completed as soon as July, UN and government officials said yesterday. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-food-law-could-be-ready-july-un

Poisioning is result of ‘bad prep’

Lab results have revealed that an outbreak of food poisoning that left hundreds hospitalised in Siem Reap province last week was caused by bacteria likely passed on through unhygienic food preparation, an official said yesterday. ...

Alice Cuddy and Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poisioning-result-bad-prep

Coke to build $100M plant at PPSEZ

Coca-Cola will build a second factory in Cambodia, investing $100 million into a new plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone that will more than triple its current output, company officials said yesterday. The news comes on the heels of a meeting in November during ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coke-build-100m-plant-ppsez

Exporter says unaffected by its partner’s debt woes

Rice exporter Cambodia-Vietnam Food Company said joint venture partner and Vietnamese state-owned Vinafood 2’s possible bankruptcy over $40 million of debt will not hurt its business prospects in the Kingdom.​ ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/exporter-says-unaffected-its-partners-debt-woes

Food safety needs tightening

The Cambodian government will introduce a food-safety law later this year that would see the Kingdom adopt a set of national food safety standards and ensure greater coordination across ministries, according to a health official. Aing Hoksrun, chief of the food bureau at the Department of ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/food-safety-needs-tightening

Domestic production strengthens as F&B imports fall

Food and beverage imports to Cambodia have fallen over the past 12 months, marking a notable shift in domestic production and the public’s recognition of the “Made in Cambodia” brand, officials say. Cambodia spent around $223 million on food and beverage imports to supply the domestic ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/domestic-production-strengthens-fb-imports-fall

Bail granted to suspects in specious coffee case

Two men accused of peddling fake and potentially dangerous coffee from a handicraft factory in Phnom Penh were released on Friday after posting bail. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bail-granted-suspects-specious-coffee-case

Majority want booze regulations: survey

An overwhelming 96 per cent of Cambodians want the government to take measures to reduce alcohol consumption, a Royal University of Phnom Penh survey has found. The survey released yesterday of 2,104 adults in four provinces also found 93 per cent want the government to ban ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/majority-want-booze-regulations-survey

Heineken caught up in distributor rumble

Two Cambodian alcohol heavyweights, Attwood Import Export Co Limited and Cambodia Brewery Limited, are embroiled in a dispute over the rights to distribute Heineken beer in the Kingdom. Attwood owns the rights to distribute Johnnie Walker whiskey and Hennessy cognac, among others, while the most well-known ...

Chan Muyhong and Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/heineken-caught-distributor-rumble

Four arrested in raid targeting fake coffee

Police have warned coffee lovers there could be a couple of bad batches circulating and percolating in Phnom Penh after a raid on a fake coffee enterprise in Sen Sok district’s Khmuonh commune yesterday. Officers arrested four men during the joint operation in Banlar Sa Et ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-arrested-raid-targeting-fake-coffee

Beer promoters see change

A vigorous labour-rights movement outside factories has been paramount in the government essentially doubling the minimum garment wage over the past three years. Sar Mora, president of Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), said yesterday that the high-profile push for garment wage increases has ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/beer-promoters-see-change

Gov’t urges sauce makers to increase iron content

Manufacturers of soy and fish sauces should fortify the products with iron in order to improve Cambodians’ health, government officials said yesterday. During a workshop on iron fortification, Sat Samy, secretary of state at the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, called on producers to help combat ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-urges-sauce-makers-to-increase-iron-content-67579/

Illicit fishballs to be destroyed after seizure

Economic crimes police on Wednesday arrested a woman and seized 3 tons of low-quality fishballs, claiming she had illegally imported the potentially dangerous meat. Kandal province resident Chan Thea, 37, was stopped in Phnom Penh while en route to Battambang—where police believe she was planning to ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/illicit-fishballs-to-be-destroyed-after-seizure-64808/

Lotteria opens first store in Cambodia

South Korean fast food restaurant Lotteria opened its first outlet in Phnom Penh on June 30. Situated inside the Aeon Mall, the restaurant is focusing on chicken and beef dishes, reflecting Cambodian tastes, including a general avoidance of pork. ...

The Korea Herald News Staff
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140708001136

Salt makers shake out a big surplus

Cambodia’s salt production rose sharply at the end of this year’s harvest season thanks to more favourable weather conditions enhancing yields. Salt production in Kampot and Kep provinces – home to Cambodia’s salt fields – reached 147,000 tonnes this year, nearly double the 80,000 tonnes recorded ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/salt-makers-shake-out-big-surplus

Kingdom breweries up for sale

Private equity firm Leopard Capital announced Monday that it is putting its controlling interest in Cambodian beer company Kingdom Breweries up for sale as part of the fund’s requirement to exit its investments before a 2016 expiry. Leopard Cambodia Fund, an investment fund managed by Leopard ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/kingdom-breweries-up-for-sale-2-60905/

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