Cooking oil can be a real life saver.
The Indian Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently declared pure cooking oil a food additive, meaning it can be sold as a food product or sold in grocery stores.
The agency said that it is the largest such category in the world.
The FHDSA has already approved cooking oil as a drug ingredient, which means it can treat conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic obstructing heart disease (COH-D), obesity and heart failure.
The regulator said that the approval comes after years of testing, trials and data analysis.
In a recent letter, the FHPDA said that while the product is approved for the treatment of asthma, COPD, obesity and cardiovascular disease, there are a few specific indications that the oil could be used for:The agency said the oil is a food supplement that is suitable for consumption and is not a drug, and therefore can be used to treat those conditions.
In addition, it said that there are no known indications that its use will adversely affect human health, and the product can be safely used for food preparation and food processing.
Pure cooking oil is the product of a synthetic process to make synthetic chemicals, which can also be used in food production.
This synthetic chemical has been extensively studied in the USA and Canada to produce a food which is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-irritating, according to the FDA.
The FDA said that a number of studies have demonstrated that cooking oil can improve the health and wellbeing of people, particularly people with COPD and obesity.
The company is selling its pure cooking oils in the UK, Australia and India.
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