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B2B requirements for hydrogenated vegetable oils as intermediate ingredients


Sep 05, 2022

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a document on the use of blended oils, emulsions and hydrogenated vegetable oils intended to be sold as intermediate ingredients. It is further clarified that blends of oils/emulsions/hydrogenated vegetable oils intended to be used as an intermediate product in the manufacture of products by food businesses may be allowed subject to compliance with the following conditions:

  1. Such licenses shall be granted for the purpose of B2B sale only. Retail sale of such products is strictly prohibited.
  2. Such licensed products shall only be sold for B2B purpose in unit packs of not less than 500 ml or 500g and have proper labelling declarations for non-retail containers specified under FSS (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020. In addition, each such individual pack shall clearly specify 'Not for sale to consumer'/ 'Intermediate product for use in formulating another product' on the label.
  3. Both the manufacturer and the user of such intermediate products shall maintain all records in respect of their inventory and supplier/manufacturer details and produce the inventory records as and when sought by the Food Authority or any other officer authorized by it.


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