The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked the state food safety commissioners to inspect and scrutinise the labels of multi-source vegetable edible oil products. The officers have been asked to check whether the brands comply with the labelling norms set by the FSSAI. The food regulator has also asked the officials to take immediate action against defaulting manufacturers who are found flouting the rules and submit a report by June 1.
As per the rules set by FSSAI, the edible oils made from multiple vegetable edible oils cannot be sold under the head of the “common/generic” ingredient of single oil used in the blend. The label must mention “multiple–source edible vegetable oil” as per the rules mentioned in FSS (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulation 2011.