More than 60 per cent of loose ed­i­ble oil in mar­ket is adul­ter­ated: CGSI

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The Con­sumer Guid­ance So­ci­ety of In­dia (CGSI) has in­formed that sam­ple tests con­ducted re­cently in­di­cate that 64 per cent of loose ed­i­ble oil sold in the mar­ket is adul­ter­ated.

“To test the qual­ity of loose ed­i­ble oil, we col­lected a to­tal of 291 sam­ples in 100 gm/ml quan­tity from var­i­ous shops sold to con­sumers in plas­tic pouches and con­tain­ers across the city,” CGSI chair­man Si­taram Dixit said. He said sam­ples of loose ed­i­ble oil were sent to a des­ig­nated lab­o­ra­tory to test for poi­sonous and harm­ful adul­ter­ants.

“All ed­i­ble oil sam­ples were checked for its io­dine value and re­frac­tive in­dex to con­firm whether the oil was gen­uine or adul­ter­ated,” Dixit said. As per the test re­sults, more than 64 per cent of loose ed­i­ble oil like se­same oil, co­conut oil, ground­nut oil, mus­tard oil, sun­flower oil, cot­ton­seed oil and soy­abean oil is adul­ter­ated with in­ex­pen­sive palmolein.

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