Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) First Amendment Regulations, 2018 relating to removal of ‘Boudouin test’ requirement for Blended Edible Vegetable Oil and revision of Special Provisions relating to sale of Vanaspati

Aug 13, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), on August 10, 2018 has uploaded the final notified Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulation, 2018 on its website. The Amendment Regulations are with respect to ‘Removal of Boudouin Test and Halphen test requirement for Blended edible Vegetable Oil and Revision of special provisions relating to sale of vegetable oil and fat’.

Through this regulation, the FSSAI has paved a way for the FBOs to prepare Vanaspati, Interesterified vegetable oil/fat, Bakery shortening, Bakery and Industrial Margarine, Table Margarine and Fat spreads from any of the edible vegetable oils whose standards are prescribed under FSSR or any other edible vegetable oil with prior approval of the FSSAI. This revised regulation thus does not restrict the preparation of vanspati for the list earlier specified.

Furthermore, two provisions relating to Halphen’s Test and Baudouin Test are removed as there are other more suitable tests which can be used for testing blending of edible oils. In addition, adulteration of Blended Edible Vegetable Oil will be addressed by the Fatty acid profile of different Vegetable Oils notified by FSSAI.

These regulations have been finalised after consideration of the comments received from the stakeholders in this respect and shall immediately come in to force on the date of notification in the Official gazette of India.

[F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (8)/FSSAI-2017]




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