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Police have shut down 347 shops selling rice wine and 36 producers in Kompong Chhnang province’s Kampong Leng district after 131 people became sick from drinking a tainted product and eight people died.


The Ministry of Commerce’s Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CPCFR) said on December 1 the rice wine contained high levels of Methanol.


CPCFR’s officers worked in collaboration with police to check suspected sellers and producers in Teuk Phos district’s Chieb commune and eight other locations – three in Teuk Phos district and five in Kampong Tralach district.


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Bought some Japanese rice wine in a plastic bottle for cooking in Makro a few years ago. It was actually quite palatable but when I went to buy more....mai mee.....🙁.

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