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:
- Such licenses shall be granted for the purpose of B2B sale only. Retail sale of such products is strictly prohibited.
- 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.
- 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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