MAFF: No Chemical Substance in Cambodian Rice
AKP Phnom Penh, April 20, 2017 –
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon affirmed here yesterday that there is no chemical substance in Cambodia’s rice, therefore it is still possible for the country to continue exporting milled rice to the European Union (EU) market.
Speaking after the work review on fishing crimes on Tonle Sap Lake, H.E. Veng Sakhon said that after the EU’s alert on the ban of rice containing waste pesticide Tricyclazole, the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has conducted research on Cambodian rice and found no such chemical substance.
The EU has recently announced to stop importing milled rice that contains more than 0.01 mg of waste pesticide Tricyclazole per kilogramme from the beginning of July 2017.
Last year, Cambodia exported 542,144 tons of milled rice to international market, of which 341,066 tons or 62.9 percent were bought by the EU.
By So Sophavy