Rice wine - Mass inspections in Phnom Penh

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Rice wine - Mass inspections in Phnom Penh

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:42 am

Following the Kratie rice wine poisonings https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/newswor ... t7206.html the authorities have ordered mass inspections of rice wine producers and sellers.
Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Bun Serey yesterday told the city’s district governors to find all rice wine producers and sellers in their jurisdictions in anticipation of planned mass inspections.

The order came at a meeting between Serey, the district governors, police officers, the municipal health department, Cam Control – the Kingdom’s import-export quality control body – and alcohol industry representatives, focusing on dangerous products, especially rice wine. “All the district governors will have to find out how many places in their areas have been producing and selling rice wine”, Serey said yesterday.

He said that he hopes to submit the complete list to the Phnom Penh governor by Monday
, adding that once the governor reviews the vendor list, he can send health inspectors to start checking merchandise...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/i ... ine-makers

Having a complete list by Monday seems a bit optimistic and I wonder how they will find them all. But, eventually the next step will be quality control which can only be a good thing if it means that the rice wine will be safe to drink and prevent more deaths.
It will be impossible to stamp out all illegal production of course, but surely people will choose to buy rice wine that they know is safe rather than take the real risk of killing themselves and their friends ? (This is a question.)In the countryside, they will probably continue to buy whatever's available close by, regardless of the consequences.
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Re: Rice wine - Mass inspections in Phnom Penh

Post by Tadpole » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:48 am

Anchor Moy wrote:Having a complete list by Monday seems a bit optimistic
tbf, they didn't specify WHICH Monday.
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Re: Rice wine - Mass inspections in Phnom Penh

Post by Ed Hammer » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:55 pm

Rice wine is a sustainable way of raising pigs and other by products.
General Mackevili: I just don't want you littering our forum with your drivel.
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