Vegetable Oil Products Order, 1998
The Vegetable Oil Products industry is regulated by this Order through the Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats, Department of Food, Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and Food & Public Distribution. The earlier two Orders – Vegetable Oil Products (Control) Order, 1947 and Vegetable Oil Products (Standards of Quality) Order, 1975 have been replaced by a single Order called “Vegetable Oil Products (Regulation) Order, 1998 for proper regulation of manufacture, distribution and sale of Vegetable Oil Products.
Salient Features of the Order:
1) The procedure of Registration has been simplified.
2) The Standards of quality prescribed under the Schedule have been tightened.
3) The requirement where which are vogue and non measurable and thus open to arbitrary interpretation have been done away with.
4) Consumers’ protection through quality assured.