Camcontrol on Tuesday seized nearly a tonne of expired products during raids on a warehouse and shops around Doeum Thkov market in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district.
Kong Vuthy, Camcontrol deputy director, yesterday said on his Facebook page that the products included 100 boxes of cooking oil and 50 boxes of condensed milk.
He noted that the raids were led by a deputy prosecutor and the products were found to have exceeded their shelf lives after checks by Camcontrol officers.
Mr Vuthy said 17 other types of products were also seized during the raid because the warehouse owner did not have a licence to import them.
“The products will be destroyed after court action over the illegal products,” he noted. “The shop owners have been ordered to suspend business while their cases are being processed.
Mr Vuthy advised consumers to always check the expiry dates of products before buying them in order to protect their health.
In a related development, Camcontrol on Tuesday issued a statement that its officials had conducted checks at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Market, Century Plaza, Chbar Ampov market, and Chompovoan market during a crackdown on expired and counterfeit products as well as food that contained banned chemicals.
It noted that officials did not find any problem with the goods being sold.