Centre asks states to bring law preventing loose edible oil sales

Consumer affairs ministry has received several complaints about adulteration. Industry experts believe loose edible oils often contains banned chemicals introduced by uscrupulous manufacturers

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Sale of loose edible oil is not allowed under any circumstances | Photo: Reuters

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
The Centre has advised state governments to enforce a law preventing retailers from selling edible oil in loose form.

In an advisory issued late on Thursday, Nidhi Khare, principal secretary, department of consumer affairs, said, “It is requested that prevention of adulteration may be enforced and the concerned officers may be directed to ensure that the edible oils meant for sale as pre-packaged commodity are sold in their prescribed sizes and not in loose form.”

The ministry of consumer affairs has received several complaints of adulteration in loose edible oils, which sometimes contains entirely different materials. Industry experts believe that loose edible

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First Published: Jul 03 2020 | 6:26 PM IST

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