Last week, the authorities of Cambodian took a giant step by destroying over 100 tons of inferior, illegal and chemical-contained food products which was confiscated sometimes ago last year.
The Minister of Interior, Sar Kheng, said it was therefore imperative to have the citizen well-being secured adding that this is the third large destruction of counterfeit goods carried out since October 2017.
Speaking about the destruction exercise, the Minister said that the products were mixed with chemical substances that were marked prohibited by law due to their adverse effect of causing cancer and other fatal illnesses.
Kheng, who was bereaved of the menace emphasized on the need to have this products destroyed in time in order to prevent harm to members of the public. The Minister also stressed that such products can cause adverse effect on the health of the citizens which may even lead to their death.
The chairman of the committee for Combating Counterfeit Products, Mech Sophanna, said that the destroyed products were seized sometimes in November last year in southwestern Kampong Speu province during a raid on an illegal food production house.
The committee had cracked down 19 cases in 2017 and confiscated a total of 597 tons of counterfeit cosmetics and food products during the operations.
The committee chairman added that this destruction sends a warning message to unscrupulous producers and distributors that they should desist from such as the committee will do all possible within their power to crack down and prevent counterfeit products in Cambodia.