100 tons of tainted food products to be destroyed

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Police find more than 100 tons of raw materials, including intestines from pigs and sheep in Kampong Speu. Photo: Supplied

The Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee will destroy about 100 tons of confiscated food products in Kampong Speu province on June 14.

This was the announcement at the ministry’s ceremony (Friday, June 8) marking the end of a training course on how to investigate product counterfeiting.

In December 2017 the Interior Ministry discovered that tainted sausage casings were being produced in Kampong Speu province.  The police confiscated more than 100 ton of raw materials and ingredients, including pig and sheep intestines that were laced with chemicals.

That is the origin of the material to be obliterated.

Meach Sophanna, an undersecretary of state and the committee’s chairman, told reporters that the ministry will destroy the food products because they are of sub-standard quality and contain unauthorized chemical additives.

“We will destroy over 100 tons of food products … containing chemical substances which are harmful to [the public’s] health.”

The committee has promised to continue doing its best to combat products that may have a negative impact on public health and ensure that Cambodian consumers get safe and healthy food.

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