On February 20, 2018, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India notified under Section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 a change regarding operationalization of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Amendment Regulations related to the labeling of blended vegetable oil.

The draft regulation is still in the process of being notified. The enforcement of these regulations shall commence only after the final regulations are notified in the Gazette of India.

In the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 regulation 2.4, in sub-regulation 2.4.2, for clause 11, the following shall be substituted:

Blended Edible Vegetable Oil

(Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil) ……………………..% by weight
(Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil)………………………% by weight

Note: every package containing a mixture of edible oils shall carry the above-mentioned label.  * refers to in raw or refined form.

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Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Feb 23, 2018

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