Solvent Extracted Oil, De-oiled Meal and Edible Flour (Control) Order, 1967
The Order is basically a quality control order to ensure that the solvent extracted oils in particular are not reached to the consumers for consumption before the same are refined and conformed to the quality standards specified in the Order for the purpose. Standards for the solvent (hexane), which is to be used for extraction of oil from the oil-bearing materials, have also been specified so as to eliminate possible contamination of oil from the solvent used.
1) Governs the manufacture, quality and movement of solvent extracted oils, de-oiled meal and edible flour;
2) Consumer protection through quality assurance of solvent extracted oils, de-oiled meal and edible flour;
3) Eliminates the possibility of diversion of the oils for uses not intended.
4) Prohibit by, offer to buy, use or stock for use, any solvent not conforming to the quality standards for extraction of vegetable oils, and Specifies particulars to be declared on the label affixed to the container.