The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare vide notification dated 24th February, 2023 has issued the draft Multi-Source Edible Oils Grading and Marking Rules, 2023. The amendment provides that Multi-Source Edible Oils shall be packed in suitable packaging material in accordance with the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018 and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
- The graded material of small pack sizes of the same lot or batch and grade may be packed in a master container with complete details thereon along with the Grade Designation Mark.
- Each package shall contain Multi-Source Edible Oil of the same type and of the same grade designation.
- Each package shall be properly and securely closed and sealed so as to disallow spilling and marked with replica numbers issued by the competent authority.
Any person desirous of making any suggestion in respect of the said draft rules, may forward the same, within the period specified above, to the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India, Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Head Office, CGO Complex, NH – IV, Faridabad (Haryana) 121001, who shall forward the same to the Central Government for consideration.