The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Thursday has issued the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Second Amendment Regulations, 2021.
The amendment provides following standards to be complied by food manufacturers using Shea butter and Borneo tallow/ Illipe butter:
Shea butter shall be free from admixture with other oils and fats and free from adulterants, any foreign matter or added colouring substance. It shall be clear on melting.
“Borneo tallow/ Illipe butter means the fat obtained by pressing and extraction from Illipe seeds (Shorea stenoptera). Illipe butter shall be free from admixture with other oils and fats and free from adulterants, rancidity, suspended or any foreign matter, separated water, added colouring or flavouring substance, or mineral oil. It shall be clear on melting.” said in notification.