ICF seminar on Edible Oils – Myths & Facts
Bengaluru: Indian Consumer Federation (ICF), a registered organization for creating awareness about consumer rights and duties and helping consumers understand the various aspects of products and its safety, organized a Forum on Edible Oils Myths & Facts. The objective of the platform was to help the consumers understand the various aspects of the edible oil production and consumption from a panel of eminent scientists, nutritionist and the industry body Solvent Extractors Association. Eminent scientists Dr. R.B.N. Prasad, Chairperson, Scientific Panel on Oils & Fats (FSSAI), Dr. Kalpagam Polasa, Former Director, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Dr. Prabodh Halde, Convener, SEA Food Regulatory and Legal Committee and Dr.. B.V Mehta, Executive Director, The Solvent Extractor’s Association of India (SEA) were present to discuss the different aspects about edible oils comprising of its importance in diet, to selection of oils, the safety of refined oils and the logic of importing oils and its pricing.