The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative to enable collection and conversion of used cooking oil to biodiesel.
Under the RUCO initiative, 64 companies at 101 locations have been identified to enable collection of used cooking oil.
The RUCO initiative was launched nearly month after FSSAI notified standards for used cooking oil. As per to FSSAI regulations, maximum permissible limits for Total Polar Compounds (TPC) have been set at 25%, beyond which the cooking oil is unsafe for consumption.
Apart from this, FSSAI is also working in partnership with Biodiesel Association of India (BAI) and food industry to ensure effective compliance of used cooking oil regulations.
FSSAI is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through regulation and supervision of food safety.
FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under the umbrella of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.