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Labeling of Edible Oils and Fats – FSSAI


As an organization working to benefit the consumer packaged foods industry to help them meet the FSSAI standards, ManageArtworks has collated the following information from FSSAI sources and consolidated it and presented the information in a way that will benefit all manufacturers in the food and beverage industry in India.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s proposed Food Safety and Standards (Labelling) Regulations, for Edible Oils and Fats has prescribed the following under section 2.4.2:

LABELLING OF EDIBLE OILS AND FATS:

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1. In Packaging/ Label/ Advertisement – DO NOT USE – Expressions of –

  • Super Refined
  • Extra Refined
  • Micro Refined
  • Double Refined
  • Ultra Refined
  • Anti-Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol Fighter
  • Soothing to Heart
  • Cholesterol Friendly
  • Saturated Fat Free.

2. Does “Container for Sale” contains any of the following –

  • Solvent Extracted Oils
  • De-Oiled Meal
  • Edible Flour

Then, Producer to mention

a) Name, Trade Name, Description of details above.

b) If Oils NOT conforming to Standard of Quality – U/R 2.2.6(1) , will state

Semi-refined / Raw Grade 1 Oils (a).

NOT FOR DIRECT EDIBLE CONSUMPTION

All other Oils than in (a) above.

FOR INDUSTRIAL NON EDIBLE USES ONLY

c) Producers – Name and Business Particulars.

d) Net Weight of Contents – In container.

e) Batch Number, Month and Year of Manufacturing.

TRANSPORTATION

Rail Tank Wagons / Road Tankers / Silos / Shipment – Above particulars (a-e) – required as documents.

3. Container – Will bear – “ISI Certification Mark”.

4. Does Container – contains –

  • Vanaspati
  • Margarine
  • Bakery Shortening
  • Blended Edible Vegetable Oils
  • Mixed Fat Spread
  • Refined Vegetable Oils

Then, ADDED LABELLING REQUIREMENTS – To Mention,

a) Name / Description of the Contents. – and also mention

FREE FROM ARGEMONE OIL

b) Mass / Volume of the Contents.

5. Container of REFINED VEGETABLE OILS

Domestic:

Refined ( Name of the Oil ) Oil

Imported:

Imported Refined ( Name of the Oil ) Oil

6. Packaging containing Admixtures –

a) Blend of PALMOLEIN AND GROUNDNUT OIL

PALMOLEIN OIL …… % AGE 
GROUNDNUT OIL …… % AGE

b) Blend of IMPORTED RAPE-SEED OIL AND MUSTARD OIL

IMPORTED RAPE-SEED OIL …… % AGE
MUSTARD OIL …… % AGE

7. VANASPATI – Made from more than 30 % of Rice Bran Oil – will mention

This packaging of Vanspati is made from more than 30 % Rice Bran Oil by weight

8. Labels for FAT SPREAD / MIXED FAT SPREAD / VEGETABLE FAT SPREAD – will mention

Milk Fat Spread …..

Use Before …..

Date of Packing …..

Milk Fat Content …..

Total Milk Fat content %age by weight …..

9. Does Vegetable Oils Contain – ANNATTO COLOUR, Yes

ANNATTO COLOUR IN OIL (Name of Oil / Oils) USED

10. Admixture of Edible Oils –

This Blended Vegetable Oil contains an Admixture of – Name & Nature of Edible Oil.

(I) ….. %AGE BY WEIGHT

 

(II) ….. %AGE BY WEIGHT

Date of Packing

NOT TO BE SOLD LOOSE

With so many regulations and guidelines it becomes practically difficult to design packaging labels that comply with all standards. The means of verification and proof reading is cumbersome, tedious and time consuming and most importantly the manual methods are not fool proof. The need is for an automated proofing cum approval system which can take care of all these verifications in a precise manner.

ManageArtworks provides food and beverage manufacturers with just that. Its customisable workflow, sophisticated proofing tools, custom check lists etc. ensure that packaging labels are created in accordance with the standards prescribed by bodies like FSSAI.

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