pri Draft FSSAI Regulations related to Shea/Borneo tallow/Illipe butter Draft FSSAI Regulations related to Shea/Borneo tallow/Illipe butter

New Delhi, the 27th July, 2020

F. No. Stds/O& F/Notification (5)/FSSAI-2017- The following draft of certain regulations, further to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to make with previous approval of the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 92 read with sections 16 of of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006) is hereby published as required by the said sub-section (1) of section 92 of the said Act for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft regulations shall be taken into consideration after the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public.

Objections or suggestions, if any,may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi- 110002 or sent on email at

Objections or suggestions which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft regulations before the expiry of period so specified, shall be considered by the Food Authority.

Draft Regulations

1. Short title and commencement-

(1) These regulations may be called the

Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020.

Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the official Gazette.

2. In the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 ,in regulation 2.2, (A) in sub-regulation 2.2.4 relating to Edible fats,

(a) after clause 11 relating to Peanut Butter, the following clause shall be inserted, namely-

12. Shea butter

(1) Description:

Shea butter means the product obtained by pressing and extraction from shea kernels derived from Shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii). It shall be refined to make it fit for human consumption. The refined shea butter may be used as such or fractionated using dry fractionation or solvent fractionation technique to obtain stearin/olein fractions to be suitably used for different food applications.

Shea butter shall be free from admixture with other oils and fats and free from adulterants, any foreign matter or added colouring substance. It shall be clear on melting.

It shall conform to the following standards:

Parameters Shea butter (Unrefined) Shea butter (Refined)
Refractive Index at 44°C 1.4620 – 1.4650 1.4620 – 1.4650
Iodine Value 30 – 75 30 – 75
Saponification Value 160- 200 160- 200
Unsaponifiable matter Not more than 19% by wt. Not more than 10% by wt.
Free Fatty acids (as oleic acid) Not more than 8% Not more than 0.25%
Moisture Not more than 0.1 %
Flash point (Pensky-Marten closed method) Not less than 250°C

Test for argemone oil shall be negative

13. Borneo tallow/ Illipe butter

(1) Description:

Borneo tallow/ Illipe butter means the fat obtained by pressing and extraction from Illipe seeds (Shorea stenoptera). Illipe butter shall be free from admixture with other oils and fats and free from adulterants, rancidity, suspended or any foreign matter, separated water, added colouring or flavouring substance, or mineral oil. It shall be clear on melting.

It shall conform to the following standards:

Parameters Borneo tallow/ Illipe butter
Refractive index at 40°C 1.4560 – 1.4570
Iodine Value 25 – 38
Saponification Value 180- 200
Unsaponifiable matter Not more than 2.5%
Free Fatty acids (as oleic acid) Not more than 3 %

Test for argemone oil shall be negative.

ARUN SINGHAL, Chief Executive Officer

Note : The principal regulations were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide notification number F. No. 2-15015/30/2010, dated the 1st August, 2011 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers:

i. F.No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated 7th June, 2013;

ii. F.No. P. 15014/1/2011-PFA/FSSAI, dated 27th June, 2013;

iii. F. No. 5/15015/30/2012, dated 12th July, 2013;

iv. F.No. P. 15025/262/2013-PA/FSSAI, dated 5th December, 2014;

v. F.No. 1-83F/Sci. Pan- Noti/FSSAI-2012, dated 17th February, 2015;

vi. F.No. 4/15015/30/2011, dated 4th August, 2015;

vii. F.No. P.15025/264/13-PA/FSSAI, dated 4th November, 2015;

viii. F.No. P. 15025/263/13-PA/FSSAI, dated 4th November, 2015;

ix. F.No. P. 15025/261-PA/FSSAI, dated 13th November, 2015;

x. F.No. P. 15025/208/2013-PA/FSSAI, Dated 13th November, 2015;

xi. F.No. 7/15015/30/2012, dated 13th November, 2015;

xii. F.No. 1-10(1)/Standards/SP(Fish and Fisheries Products)/FSSAI-2013, dated 11thJanuary, 2016;

xiii. No. 3-16/Specified Foods/Notification(Food Additives)/FSSAI-2014, dated 3rd May, 2016;

xiv. F.No. 15-03/Enf/FSSAI/2014, Dated 14th June, 2016;

xv. No. 3-14F/Notification (Nutraceuticals)/FSSAI-2013, dated 13th July, 2016;

xvi. F.No. 1-12/Standards/SP (Sweets, Confectionery)/FSSAI-2015, dated 15th July, 2016;

xvii. F.No. 1-120(1)/Standards/Irradiation/FSSAI-2015, dated 23rd August, 2016;

xviii. F. No. 11/09/Reg/Harmoniztn/2014, dated 5th September, 2016;

xix. F.No. Stds/CPLQ.CP/EM/FSSAI-2015, dated 14th September, 2016;

xx. F.No. 11/12 Reg/Prop/FSSAI-2016, dated 10th October, 2016;

xxi. F.No. 1-110(2)/SP (Biological Hazards)/FSSAI/2010, dated 10th October, 2016;

xxii. F.No. Stds/SP (Water & Beverages)/Notif (2)/FSSAI-2016, dated 25th October, 2016;

xxiii. F.No. 1-11(1)/Standards/SP (Water & Beverages)/FSSAI-2015, Dated 15th November, 2016;

xxiv. F.No. P.15025/93/2011-PFA/FSSAI, Dated 2nd December, 2016;

xxv. F.No. P. 15025/6/2004-PFS/FSSAI, dated 29th December, 2016;

xxvi. F.No. Stds/O&F/Notification(1)/FSSAI-2016, dated 31st January, 2017;

xxvii. F.No. 1-12/Standards/2012-FSSAI, dated 13th February, 2017;

xxviii. F.No. 1-10(7)/Standards/SP (Fish & Fisheries Products)/FSSAI-2013, dated 13th February, 2017;

xxix. F. No. Stds /SCSS&H/ Notification (02)/FSSAI-2016, dated 15th May, 2017;

xxx. F. No. Stds/03/Notification (LS)/ FSSAI-2017, dated 19th June, 2017;

xxxi. F.No. 1/Additives/Stds/14.2Notification/FSSAI/2016, dated 31st July, 2017;

xxxii. F.No. Stds/F&VP/Notification(01)/FSSAI-2016, dated 2nd August, 2017;

xxxiii. F.No. 1-94(1)/FSSAI/SP(Labelling)/2014, dated 11th September, 2017;

xxxiv. F.No. Stds/M&MPIP(1)/SP/FSSAI-2015, dated 15th September, 2017;

xxxv. No. Stds/SP (Water & Beverages)/Noti(1)/FSSAI-2016,dated 15th September,2017;

xxxvi. F.No.1-10(8)/Standards/SP (Fish and Fisheries Products)/FSSAI-2013, dated 15th September,2017;

xxxvii. File No. 2/Stds/CPL & CP/Notification/FSSAI-2016, dated 18th September, 2017;

xxxviii. F. No. A-1 (1)/Standard/MMP/2012, dated 12th October, 2017;

xxxix. F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (3)/FSSAI-2016, dated 12th October, 2017;

xl. F. No. 2/Stds/CPL & CP/Notification/FSSAI-2016(part), dated the 24th October, 2017;

xli. F. No. A-1/Standards/Agmark/2012-FSSAI(pt.I), dated 17th November, 2017;

xlii. F.No. 1/Additives/Stds/BIS Notification/FSSAI/2016, dated 17th November, 2017;

xliii. F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (5)/FSSAI-2016, dated 20th February , 2018;

xliv. F.No. Stds/01-SP(fortified & Enriched Foods)-Reg/FSSAI-2017, dated 13th March, 2018;

xlv. F.No. 1/Infant Nutrition/Stds/Notification/FSSAI-2016, dated 13th March, 2018;

xlvi. F. No.1-110(3)/SP (Biological Hazards)/FSSAI/2010, dated the 21st March, 2018;

xlvii. File No. Stds/SCSS&H/ Notification (03)/FSSAI-2016, dated the 10th April, 2018;

xlviii. No. Stds/CPL&CP/Notification/FSSAI-2016, dated 4th May, 2018;

xlix. F.No. Stds/SP(SCSSH)/Ice lollies notification/FSSAI-2018, dated 20th July,2018;

l. F.No. Stds/SP(Water & Beverages)/Notif(3)/FSSAI-2016, dated 20th July,2018;

li. Stds/CPL&CP/ Draft Notification/FSSAI-2017, dated 31st July, 2018;

lii. File No.1/Additional Additives/Stds/Notification/FSSAI/2016, dated 8th November, 2018;

liii. F.No. Stds/03/Notification (CFOI&YC)/FSSAI-2017, dated 16th November, 2018;

liv. F. No. Stds/O&F/Notification (7)/FSSAI-2017, dated 19th November, 2018;

lv. F.No. Stds/M&MP/Notification (02)/FSSAI-2016, dated 19th November, 2018;

lvi. F. No. Stds/F&VP/Notifications (04)/FSSAI-2016, dated 19th November, 2018

lvii. F. No. 1-116/Scientific Committee (Noti.)/2010-FSSAI, dated 26th November, 2018;

lviii. F. No. 02-01/Enf-1(1)/FSSAI-2012, dated 29th January, 2019;

lix. F.No. Stds/F&VP/Notification (07)/FSSAI-2018, dated 5th July, 2019;

lx. F.No.Stds/O&F/Notification(10)/FSSAI-2017, dated 5th July, 2019;

lxi. F.No. Stds/SP (Water & Beverages)/Notification(5) FSSAI-2018, dated 30th October, 2019 and

lxii. F.No. M&MP/Misc. Stds/Notification(03)/FSSAI-2018, dated 28th November, 2019.


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