Mustard Oil: The permission or approval given to packers regarding mixing of mustard oil in the production of MSEVO has been withdrawn.
There is going to be a big change regarding mustard oil. From June 8, the ban on mixing mustard oil in the production and packing of edible vegetable oil (MSEVO) prepared from different source oils will be effective. An order to this effect has been issued by the government on Monday. Accordingly, the permission or approval given to the packers regarding mixing of mustard oil in the production of MSEVO has been withdrawn. Now mustard oil cannot be mixed with edible oils of other sources.
The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, which comes under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has issued an order in the name of the regional offices located in New Delhi for all the packing of mixed edible vegetable oil.
Mustard oil will not be adulterated
This order states that ‘Prohibition and sale of mustard oil in the production of multi-source edible vegetable oil has been banned. This order will come into force from June 8, 2021 and July 1, 2021, respectively.
Adding to the circular dated 8 March 2021 of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSI) and the Scientific Committee of FSSI dated 29 December 2020, it has been said that in this notification, the multisource edible vegetable oil, so far known as blended edible vegetable oil has been defined.
It states that the commodities coming under AGMARK need to comply with the norms of FSSI. Therefore, the grading and marketing rules of Adulterated Edible Vegetable Oil (BEVO) shall be deemed to have been amended as per the notification of FSSI.
Domestic consumers will get pure mustard oil
After the decision to ban adulteration of mustard oil from June 8, the demand for soybean degum and palmolein in foreign countries has become very weak. Sources said that the demand for rice bran oil has also been affected by the news of the ban on adulteration. Due to the ban on adulteration, domestic consumers will get to eat non-adulterated pure mustard oil and the possibility of a huge increase in its yield in future cannot be ruled out.
The government had given permission to do oil blending
He said that the annual production of edible oils in the country is about 75 lakh tonnes, half of which is met by mustard oil. The government had given permission for blending of about 20 percent mustard oil with 80 percent cheap imported oils like rice bran, soybean degum.
Farmers can benefit
Sources said that probably due to this the production of mustard oil oilseeds could not increase in the country. He said that now that farmers have started getting good prices of mustard and adulteration is going to be banned, then there is every possibility of bumper production of mustard.
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