Cambodia to check Vietnamese noodles for banned chemical following EU warning
Khmer Times Tue, July 26, 2022
As a response after the European Union found some noodles imported from Vietnam contained ethylene oxide – a banned substance – Cambodia will now check Vietnamese noodles for the dangerous substance.
The news came from Phan Oun, the Royal Government of Cambodia delegate in charge of the Director General of the General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Anti-Fraud (KPR)
The move follows several EU countries banning certain Vietnamese noodles.
The Vietnam Sanitation and Hygiene Authority (SPS), under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said it had received a warning from the European Union regarding some noodle products exported by Vietnamese companies.
Germany has issued a warning about chicken-flavored instant noodles made by Asiafoods Corporation because they contain higher levels of ethylene oxide than EU standards.
The Director General of the General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Anti-Fraud pointed out that if such noodles are found in the market in Cambodia, the General Department of PPR will take action to collect them.
Mr. Phan Oun added that the General Department of Customs and Excise will cooperate with the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia to classify such noodles as risky goods, with the need to certify that there is no ethylene oxide.
SOURCE: Khmer Times, Cambodia, Tue, July 26, 2022