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Detail

Area
India
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Food product labels
Date
18/07/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Food standards
Description
Proposed to require oil manufacturers to disclose the exact composition of blended oils on product labels, to enable consumers to make informed choices.
Notes
According to media reports, the country’s Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) proposed to make it mandatory for manufacturers of blended oils to disclose the exact blend in percentage terms on product labels and to add the following mention: ‘Blended Edible Vegetable Oil’ and ‘Not to be sold loose’. The measure is aimed at enabling consumers to make informed choices. FSSAI also issued new norms, effective 1 July, for food business operators to monitor the quality of edible oils during frying.