Draft notification on Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Regulation, 2018

In a move to enable consumers to make an informed choice, the food safety regulator has proposed to make it mandatory for manufacturers of blended oils to mention the exact blend in percentage terms on the front of the pack along with other labelling modifications. The proposal is part the draft regulation notified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which has suggested changes to the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011. The food regulator also said that such oil packs must also carry declaration "Blended Edible Vegetable Oil" in a front size not less than 5mm and not less than 10 mm if the net quantity is more than 1 litre.