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New Delhi: In a bid to check quantity-related frauds in cooking oil, the Centre on Thursday framed new packaging guidelines, asking the edible oil makers, packers and importers to mention net quantity in terms of volume and weight on the labels instead of temperature at the time of packing.
"All edible oil manufacturers/packers/importers are mandated to declare the net quantity of the cooking oil in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight. It must be noted that the weight of edible oil is different at different temperatures," the Ministry of Consumer Affairs said.
They have been told to comply latest by January 15, 2023.