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COVID-19 Rapid Response Project

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) is working to address COVID-19 related food safety and food security challenges in five target countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, and Senegal). There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, but the food industry must implement technical, organizational and personnel measures to manage risks associated with COVID-19. It is particularly important to reduce person-to-person transmission in all parts of the food system (e.g., farming, harvest, slaughter, processing) thereby reducing disruptions in the supply chain, preventing shutdowns of processing facilities and sustaining a safe food supply.

Learn more about the project here.


Subject Matter Expert

Chay Chim, Ph.D.Chay Chim, Ph.D.

Vice Dean of Faculty of Agro-Industry
Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dr. Chay’s research interest in food product development, food microbiology, and food safety and quality stems from his desire to use knowledge to promote food quality and safety in his country. He finished his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and was appointed as lecturer and research assistant immediately after graduation. After three years working as lecturer and research assistant, Dr. Chay was awarded a scholarship by the SEARCA to pursue the PhD degree in Food Science and minor in Food Nutrition at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in the Philippines. After completing his PhD, he was appointed as researcher and lecturer at Royal University of Agriculture. Dr. Chay has extensive experience in food product development, food microbiology, food safety and quality. In the past few years, he has demonstrated his talent in developing high-quality traditional rice liquor to increase productivity and improve quality. Currently, he has experience in screening, isolating and identifying the mold, yeast and bacteria from Cambodian starter culture, and food fermentation, food product development.


Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)

Faculty of Agro-Industry

Contact Information

P.O. Box 2696, 12401-Dangkor District, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

Tel. (Office): (+855) 012 718 158/010 655 566
Email Address: chaychim@rua.edu.kh
Telegram: 012 718 158
University Website: Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)


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