FSSAI Amends Guidelines For Edible Vegetable Oils
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has made operational the following regulations with immediate effect. Enforcement of these regulations will begin only after the final regulations are notified in the Gazette of India.
The amendments have been made in the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011.
- In regulation 2.3, in sub-regulation 2.3.3, for second proviso, the following shall be substituted, namely:- “Provided further that in case of label declarations required under sub-regulations 2.4.2 and 2.4.4 except in case of declaration specifying instructions for use or preparation of the product, the size of numeral and letters shall not be less than 3mm.”
- In regulation 2.4, in sub-regulation 2.4.2, for clause 11, the following shall be substituted, namely:- “11. Every package containing an admixture of edible oils shall carry the following label declaration immediately below its brand name, namely:- (*i.e. in raw or refined form) The font size of the label declaration “Blended Edible Vegetable Oil” shall not be less than 5 mm.
There shall also be the following declaration in bold capital letters along with the name of product on front/central panel,
– Blended Edible Vegetable Oil
(Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil) ……………………..% by weight
(Name and nature* of edible vegetable oil)………………………% by weight
NOT TO BE SOLD LOOSE