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Clarification regarding the use of claims on Multi Source Edible Oil published by FSSAI

India

Nov 19, 2021

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with the this clarification seeks to clarify that food industry operators can make nutrient function claims, as specified for individual oils in Schedule 11A of the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations 2018, even in the case of MSEOs, provided [the claims are limited to the major component or blend only, as illustrated below:

  • If a blend has 70% of Oil A & —30% oil B (but not less than 20%), nutrition-function claims specified only for Oil A can be made;
  • If a blend has  51% of Oil A and 49% B, nutrition-function claim specified only for Oil A can be made; and
  • If blend has 70% Oil A, 25% Oil B and 5% Oil C (being linseed or chia seed oils), nutrition function claim as allowed for Oil and also claim regarding omega-3 to otnega-6 ratio can be made.

 

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