FSSAI issues Direction regarding disposal and collection of Used Cooking Oil

Feb 07, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on January 30, 2019 has issued direction regarding disposal and collection of Used Cooking Oil (UCO).

FSSAI has notified Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration) First Amendment Regulation, 2017 on October 24, 2017 which prescribes the limit for Total Polar Compounds (TPC) to be maximum 25% beyond which the vegetable oil is not suitable for use, to prevent repeated frying as it leads to adverse effects on health.

To ensure that such used cooking oil has neither directly used in the food preparation nor re-enter food chain, it has been decided by the FSSAI that all Food Business Operators whose consumption of edible oils for frying has been more than 50 litres per day shall maintain the following records and dispose used cooking oil to agencies authorized by the FSSAI or Commissioner of Food Safety of States/ UTs from time to time,


Name of the Oil (e.g. Groundnut oil, Sunflower CM)

Quantity of oil taken

for frying

Quantity discarded at the end of the day

Date and mode of disposal of Used Cooking oil

Discarded oil Collected by

(name of authorized agency)








Further, the cookinghaving developed Total Polar Compounds of more than 25% shall not be topped up with fresh oil.

Food safety commissioners of all States/ UT’s are directed to initiate enforcement of the requirements mentioned above with effect from March 01, 2019.


URL: https://www.fssai.gov.in/home/fss-legislation/Advisories---Orders.html


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