FoodSafetyHelpline experts replied to the recent queries:
Question: Please suggest about imported Canola Oil Label. Whether it may write as ” Imported Canola Oil “or “Imported Refined Rapeseed Oil low erucic acid” or both – alike “Imported Refined Rapeseed Oil low erucic acid Canola Oil ”
Answer: As per FSSAI guidelines on the labelling of Canola Oil, the labelling should be done in the following manner:
For solvent-extracted oil.
Imported Rapeseed – Low Erucic acid oil. Canola Oil
For refined vegetable oil:
Imported Refined Rapeseed – low erucic acid oil. Canola Oil.
Question: I have applied online for FSSAI License on 23rd March 2015 at Delhi which takes approx. 2 months in processing. I am told by FSSAI Office that pending issuance of License, I can do my business. Can I sell my items in the pouches carrying only FSSAI Logo and without License Number. As pouch printing is costly and have to be printed in huge quantity, how to use unutilized pouches after 2 months when I get the license. Or should I wait for 2 months and then get the pouches print showing both FSSAI logo and .License No.
Answer: FSSAI has extended the date of compliance of FSSAI Logo and License number to 1st July 2015, which means that FBOs have to mention FSSAI Logo & License No. on the labels from July 1, 2015. Click here to read more on this.
Question: I am getting biscuits manufactured from third party and they have taken their own manufacturing license and they are doing packing for the same in my company brand? So do i as a brand owner is eligible to take FSSAI registration or license? If yes then when filling form B then under which category should i represent myself as there is no particular category for Brand owner?
Answer: You have to apply for the Registration/License under the category ‘Relabeller’. To check your eligibility for Registration/ State License / Central License, you can view the following links: