Food regulator seizes 27500 Lt of loose edible oil during inspection

FSSAI tights vigil against adulteration in edible oils

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has concluded the nation-wide campaign against adulteration in edible oils (single oil as a constituent), trans-fatty acids and sale of multi source edible oils without proper labelling. This massive surveillance drive was carried out between 01.08.2022 to 14.08.2022 across the country with a total of 4431 surveillance samples of vegetable oils, multi-source edible oils, vanaspati etc., across 35 States/ UTs.

The Commissioners of Food Safety in all States/UTs were directed to lift surveillance samples of these products in a staggered manner from the markets so that the sample base is wider and representative of all Food Business Operators (FBOs)/ brands being sold therein.

Further, as a specific focus of the campaign to check sale of loose oil in the country, a huge
quality of loose edible oil i.e., more than 27,500 litres has been seized across the country on the spot during the course of inspection.

The samples have now been sent to accredited food testing laboratories for swift analysis. The results are expected in the next few days and any suspected case of adulteration shall be followed by immediate drawing of regulatory samples to take legal action against such FBOs as per the provisions of FSS Act, 2006 and Rules/Regulations made thereunder.

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