Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Department of Consumer Affairs
Weights and Measures Unit
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
The Controller of Legal Metrology,
All States / UTs
Subject: Declaration of net quantity of edible oil etc. without temperature-reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter dated 15.7.2022 (copy enclosed for ready reference) on the above mentioned subject and to further reiterate that there is no requirement/ provision of mentioning the temperature on the packages of edible oil etc.
2. Therefore, it is requested to continue creating awareness among the manufacturers/ packers/ importers of edible oil etc. to pack the commodity without mentioning temperature and advise them to ensure that the quantity declared on the package is correct.
3. The timeline for declaring the net quantity of edible oils etc. without mentioning temperature is extended for six months, considering the request of the industries to exhaust the un-utilized packaging material.
4. For the uniformity, it is also advised that during net content checking the Legal Metrology Officers may ensure the net quantity in weight for these products. However, SoP in this regard for measurement of net quantity of edible oil etc. may be issued shortly.
5. Field officers may be instructed accordingly.
Deputy Director (Legal Metrology) &
I/c Director of Legal Metrology
Tel: 91 -011-23389489
E-mail: dirwm-ca©nic.in/ ashutosh.agarwal13©nic.in
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