365Telugu.com Online News, Hyderabad, December 8th, 2022: ‘Reused cooking oil is harmful to health. Total Polar Count (TPC) of over 25 percent in boiled oil becomes harmful to the body. If food is cooked with such oil, free radicals increase in the body. The oil will change color.
A black substance forms at the bottom. This increases the acid in it. Some oils also develop toxic compounds through concentration. Research has shown that once used, various health problems arise in the body.
In the food quality checks being done by ‘Food Safety on Wheels’, it was revealed that the cooking oil is being repeatedly boiled. With this, Ricky GHMC started an awareness program among small traders. Over-boiled oil fueled operations are undertaken.
GHMC officials are collecting the waste oil as part of the RUCO (Repurposed Used Cooking Oil) program organized under the Food Safety and Standards Agency of India (FSSAI). The collected oil is taken to biodiesel centers and converted into biodiesel.