The domestic edible oil industry is happy with its decision to ban the adulteration of mustard oil in edible oils from June 8, 2021, and cite the government’s move to increase oilseeds, oil industry and employment in the country. The Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions) Exchange 2011 has been amended by the Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) Notification. In accordance with the Third Amendment Rules 2021 of the Food Safety and Standards (Sales and Prohibition) issued on March 8, mustard oil cannot be mixed with any multi-source edible vegetable oil on or after June 8, 2021. This means that mustard oil must now be sold without any blend.
The oils are sold in sealed packs of up to 15 kg
The FSSI has banned the free sale of various blended edible vegetable oils (not including mustard oil). Multi-source edible oils of this type can only be sold in sealed packs of up to 15 kg. It says such mixed oils can be marketed as “multi-source edible vegetable oil.” In this, the generic or origin name of the oil used for mixing cannot be used.
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Notification for implementation from June 8, 2021, released in March
According to the FSSI, on November 10, 2020, objections and suggestions were sought from various parties in this regard. These suggestions are requested within 60 days of copies of the Gazette issued in this regard to be made available to the public on 18 November 2020 After considering comments and suggestions from the public, the FSSI issued a notification in March, effective June 8, 2021.
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The government has done a commendable job by stopping the mixing of mustard oil, market sources said. This will increase demand for pure mustard oil and increase oilseed production in the country. They say that mixed mustard oil is available to the general public in the spirit of old rules. Many edible oils contain only 20 percent mustard oil, while 80 percent is a blend of other oils. Rice bran oil is highly misused in it.
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Market observers say the government should take note of the wide gap between wholesale prices and retail prices and take sales awareness at the higher end of the market. This gives some relief to the customers. According to him, the domestic oilseed industry has been under pressure for the past several years due to the import of cheap foreign oils. There is crashes in foreign markets now, so there is a strong trend in the domestic market. For the first time in many years, farmers have received a minimum support price of mustard and soybean. Maintaining this position is in the best interests of the country.
The price of mustard and soy should not exceed 150 rupees per liter
Experts in the edible oil industry say that self-reliance in the oilseed sector can save up to Rs 1.25 billion annually on imports, while extra oil exports benefit the foreign currency of Rs 75,000 crore. It also boosts domestic industry, employment and income. Market experts say that the price of mustard oil mill delivery nowadays is Rs 14,400 per quintal (Rs 144 per kg or Rs 1,000 per kg). 137- 138 per liter (910g) bag with five per cent GST. 150 per liter including refined mustard, soy packing, margins and other costs in the retail market. Do not exceed. Their prices are being talked about in some reports ranging from 170 to 180 rupees. This situation should be noted.