Requirement of Manufacturing and Expiry Date with regard to Crude Oils (edible grade)

Nov 15, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been receiving representations from various stakeholders for exemption from declaring the date of manufacturing and expiry on crude oil (edible grade) as crude oil is not meant for human consumption. Crude oil becomes fit for human consumption only after further refining and the industry is already adhering to packaging and labelling requirements including manufacturing and best before date whenever such crude oil gets refined and becomes fit for human consumption.

Therefore, the FSSAI has decided that while declaration of the expiry date on crude oil could be done on voluntary basis, the manufacturing date shall be mandatory for domestic and imported crude oil (edible grade) to ensure food safety as crude oils could be stored for indefinite time and there are possibility of secondary oxidation and contamination of oil.

[File No. 4(37) 2017/States/RCD/FSSAI/Vol.I]

URL: https://fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:4ccc84a5-d3bf-48ed-89de-d15a2d970466/Order_Crude_Oils_14_11_2018.pdf


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