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Additive outlawed

The governor of Phnom Penh, Chea Sophara, has ordered all market owners,

district chiefs, and relevant institutions to ban sellers from using a caustic

preservative on their produce. Vegetables, coconuts and fish paste, known as

prahok, are regularly coated with the substance that keeps them looking fresh

and the flies off. The preservative, which the city's health department is

analyzing, is believed harmful.

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