Over 1,500 kilograms of poor quality chicken bones and other tainted goods imported from Thailand have been seized and destroyed by Camcontrol officials in Banteay Meanchey and Battambang province this week.
Sean Sinat, chief of Camcontrol for the Banteay Meanchey branch, said the poor quality products were brought from Thailand into Cambodia through the Poipet International Checkpoint hidden in the cart of porters. The owners of the goods escaped when Camcontrol officials were checking the cart.
“Those products are strictly prohibited. They are waste products made by removing the meat and leaving only the remains of bones, which traders illegally import and intend to distribute to the Cambodian market, without considering the health impact on the Cambodian people,” Mr Sinat said.
According to a report on the activities of the Camcontrol General Department in the first six months of 2017, officials have found and destroyed a total 12,913 kilograms of fake, bad quality and expired goods, which were intended to be sold in 921 markets nationwide.