Collaboration in New Delhi, August 24, 2022
Collaborative regulations and which are driven by evidence can help India against the transfer of toxic waste oil back to food flow, claiming new reports by the Observer Research Foundation, one of the leading prisoners of India. Supported by Koan Advisory Group and Neste, ORF has conducted the first study of its type to evaluate the level of transfer of used cooking oil (UCO) in the flow of Indian food and its impact on public health.
Remaining oil is found in UCO
UCO is the remaining oil from the frying that is produced in home and commercial food manufacturing business and services. Extensive medical and scientific literature has linked repeated UCO consumption as a significant risk factor for a number of non -communicable diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and organ damage. Although food safety regulations prohibit UCO consumption in any form, almost 60% of UCO produced in India returns to food flow.
According to the report, released on Aug 23,2022
The report, which was released on August 23, 22, identified the problem of the main regulations that affected the compliance of food safety regulations related to UCO in India and proposed solutions based on the best global and regional practices. To understand the level of commercial UCO generation and transfer into food flow, this study surveyed 505 (101 large and 406 small size.
Food Business Operators (FBO) in four metro in India – Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.The survey results showed that UCO’s reuse by commercial food business operators (FBO) was pervasive, especially among small companies and street vendors in New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai who used UCO until the last decline. In addition, awareness and compliance with food safety regulations regarding UCO reuse between low FBOs, exposing consumers to increase the risk of disease and poor health results. Among the cities surveyed, compliance with food safety regulations between FBOs is the highest in Chennai, due to increased awareness, collaboration between local governments and private sector organizations, and the development of relevant infrastructure for storage and disposal of waste.
The report ended with regulations of oil
This report ended with describing the need for greater collaboration between government food security authorities, doctors’ networks, nutritionists and experts, and private sector organizations to create a framework for regulations and policies that encourage responsible changes in behavior and consumer awareness. In addition, this suggests input that can be followed up for different stakeholders to create paths that connect efforts to build a safe and safe food environment with sustainable circular economic principles.