FSSAI re-operationalizes standards for crude solvent extracted corn (maize) oil
The FSSAI has issued a direction regarding re-operationalisation of standards for crude solvent extracted corn (maize) oil. The direction says that the standards were re-operationalised for a period of six months from June 20, 2023.
According to the FSSAI’s statement, the provisions in the draft amendment regulations are in process of final notification which is likely to take further more time for finalization and publication in the gazette of India.
Meanwhile, to allow the FBOs to import the crude corn (maize) oil, it has been decided to re-operationalise the provisions for crude solvent extracted corn (maize) oil as specified with effect from 20.06.2023 for a period of six months or until final notification of the draft regulations, whichever is earlier.
The FSSAI had framed the draft FSS (Food Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations with respect to crude solvent extracted corn (maize) oil in May 2022 and subsequently made it operationalise from December 2022.
Previously the draft was re-operationalised in April 2023. The standards specified moisture and insoluble impurities percentage by mass at 0.25, refractive index from 1.4637-1.4675 at 40degreeC, saponification value at 187-195, and acid value at 8.0.