INDIAN customs officers have been urged to take action against a fraud being carried out by importers of refined vegetable oil, who are declaring it as unrefined, to avail themselves of the lower duties that apply for this product. Raju Mansinghka, President of the All-India Oils and Seeds Foreign Trade Association, has also warned that refined oil is being bulked out with fatty acid distillate, a practice that has potential "serious health implications."

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