FSSAI has launched a nation-wide campaign from 1 August 2022 to 14 August 2022 to check adulteration in edible oils, presence of trans-fatty acids in hydrogenated oils and to crack down on the sale of loose edible oil in the country. Sale of Multi Source Edible Oils without proper labelling will also be checked.
The Commissioners of Food Safety of all States/UTs have been directed to lift surveillance samples of these products in a staggered manner from the markets so that the sample base is wide and representative of all Food Business Operators (FBOs)/Brands being sold therein. The progress of the campaign shall be monitored on day to day basis and the entire exercise will be completed by 14 August 2022 in a mission mode manner.
In case of sale of loose edible oils, seizure in accordance with the provisions of FSS Act, 2006 and Rules/Regulations will be made immediately on the spot.
It has been also emphasized that failure of any surveillance sample will be immediately followed by the drawing of regulatory samples to take legal action against such FBOs.
As per the latest reports received from 15 States/UTs, 279 samples of edible oils (single oil as a constituent), vanaspati and sale of Multi Source Edible Oils have been drawn.