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Ban on diacetyl’s use notified by FSSAI

10th July 2019

Under the Food Safety and Standards Regulations (2019), the FSSAI notified a ban on the use of diacetyl, a chemical used as flavoring agent in the edible oil industry.

The notification also stated that a new clause shall be inserted in the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011, in Regulation 2.3, in Sub-regulation 2.3.15, after Clause 6, namely “(7) Restriction on the use of diacetyl as flavoring agent in oils and fats”.

Diacetyl is an organic compound that occurs naturally as byproduct of fermentation. It is a yellow or green liquid with an intensely buttery flavor and is used as flavoring agent in food products and alcoholic beverages.

The country’s apex food regulator took this step because diacetyl is hazardous to human health when heated and inhaled over a long period of time and can cause fatal diseases like bronchiolitis obliterans.

The guidance will be implemented at the earliest and this will benefit thousands of workers in India.

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