Leelawath, executive director of the Mekong Institute, sits down with Khmer Times.
Kandal province inaugurated the “Vegetable Shipping Centre”.
A group of reporters from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam are being trained on reporting on food safety issues.
More than 70 people had food poisoning on Monday evening after consuming Khmer noodle at a funeral in Prey Veng province’s Preah Sdech district.
The Health Ministry has said more than 2,000 restaurants and canteen owners in the country have not registered with it to undergo training on food safety.
Government officials and industry experts yesterday highlighted the need for a stronger collaboration among authorities, the private and non-profit sectors and consumers to enhance food safety in the Kingdom.
A new conference to be held in Phnom Penh next month aims to raise public awareness on food safety and raise quality standards across every stage of the food supply chain.
The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has granted halal certifications to nine businesses that implemented the halal standards based on Islamic laws, said a media release from the Cambodian Halal Secretariat yesterday.
A food safety programme implemented by the Mekong Institute is extended until 2022.
Authorities in Sihanoukville announce plans for an event that will showcase the province’s range of chemical-free food options.
High-ranking officials from the Greater Mekong Subregion convene to discuss regional cooperation in agricultural trade.
About 500 people in Battambang carried out a food safety campaign.
The Ministry of Commerce yesterday launched a food laboratory in the north-western town of Poipet to ensure food safety.
A new laboratory to monitor food products and ensure their safety in Svay Rieng.
The Counter Counterfeit Committee raids a meat storage facility confiscating more than eight tonnes of chicken products.
Nearly 90 monks at Sasar Muayroy Pagoda in Kratie province suffer severe food poisoning after eating fish stew.
CamControl has called on the public, importers, wholesalers and retailers not to buy or import Rainbow Trout Caviar products.
The Health Minister calls on revellers attending the Water Festival to avoid the most crowded places at the event.
Farmers and producers are asked to increase output to meet local demand.
Although there is no study on the impact of consuming unsafe food in Cambodia, the public has become increasingly concerned about the food they eat.
Globally, one in 10 people fall sick every year from eating contaminated food.
Khmer Times’ Sok Chan, speaks to Dr Watcharas Leelawath, executive director of Mekong Institute, on the harmonisation of food safety standards.
Unsafe food has been a problem throughout human history. Few of the food-safety problems we encounter today are new.
Agriculture ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion endorse a five-year strategy and action plan to build a food safety system.
Civil society organisations launch a food safety campaign in Svay Rieng province.
Cambodia and New Zealand reach a memorandum of understanding to improve agricultural productivity.
KT spoke to Alexandre Huynh, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia.
A strategy promoting safe and environment-friendly agriculture products to be finalised.