The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1996/694/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1996-03-11

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 694

FOOD
The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
11th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in relation to England and Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Scotland, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(2), 17(1), 26(1)(a) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf; the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State being Ministers designated(2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3) in relation to materials and articles in contact with food or drink or intended for such contact, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 2(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consultation in accordance with section 48(4) of the Act of 1990 with such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the Regulations (in so far as the Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by the said Act of 1990), hereby make the following Regulations:—

Title, commencement, extent and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

(2) These Regulations shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

(3) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1992(4).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 2(1)—

(i)after the definition of “the 1987 Regulations”, there shall be inserted the following definition—

““additive” means a substance, other than one which directly influences the formation of polymers including the catalytic system, which is—

(a)
incorporated into a plastic material or article to achieve a technical effect in the finished product and is intended to be present in the finished product; or

(b)
used to provide a suitable medium in which polymerization occurs including emulsifiers, surfactants and buffering agents;”; and

(ii)after the definition of “food” there shall be inserted the following definition—

““good technical quality” means good technical quality as regards the purity criteria;”;

(b)after regulation 13 there shall be inserted the following regulations—

“Use, sale and importation until 1st April 1998

14.  Until 1st April 1998 a plastic material or article which has been manufactured using one or more of the monomers identified by PM/REF No., CAS No. and name respectively in columns 1, 2, 3 of Section E of Part I of Schedule 1—

(a)may be used in the course of a business in connection with the storage, preparation, packaging, sale or serving of food for human consumption,

(b)may be sold for the purpose of its being used in connection with the storage, preparation, packaging, sale or serving of food for human consumption, or

(c)may be imported for the purpose of its being used in connection with the storage, preparation, packaging, sale or serving of food for human consumption,

provided that such monomer is of good technical quality.

Additives

15.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this regulation, no person shall use in the manufacture of plastic materials or articles any additive identified by PM/REF No., CAS No. (if any) and name respectively in columns 1, 2, 3 of Part I of Schedule 3 which is not of good technical quality.

(2) Paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not be taken to prohibit the presence in any plastic material or article of any substance which is a mixture of additives of good technical quality identified in Part I of Schedule 3.

(3) In any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations, where it is alleged that the commission of the offence is due to the manufacture of a plastic material or article with any additive identified in Part I of Schedule 3 which is not of good technical quality, it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that each such additive is present in the finished plastic material or article as an impurity, a reaction intermediate or a decomposition product.”;

(c)in the column headed “Item” in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 for Item number and letter “66A” and “91A” there shall be substituted, respectively, “66B” and “91B”;

(d)the Item number and letter, PM/REF No., CAS No., name and restriction (if any) for each monomer identified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations shall be inserted in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 at the place corresponding to the number and letter specified for that monomer in the column headed “Item” in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(e)in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1, opposite and corresponding to Item 57, for the entry in column 1 (PM/REF No.) there shall be substituted the entry “14411” and in column 3 (Name) the words “(food grade quality)” shall be deleted;

(f)in column 4 (Restrictions) of Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1—

(i)opposite and corresponding to Item 166, there shall be inserted the following entry “see `Rosin'”; and

(ii)in the entry opposite and corresponding to Item 180, for “0.05” there shall be substituted “5”;

(g)in Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 the entries in columns 1 (PM/REF No.), 2 (CAS No.), 3 (Name) and 4 (Restrictions) (if any) opposite and corresponding to Items 11, 60, 83, 102 and 161 respectively, shall be deleted;

(h)the contents of Schedule 2 to these Regulations shall be inserted after Section D of Part 1 of Schedule 1; and

(i)the contents of Schedule 3 to these Regulations shall be inserted after Schedule 2.

Angela Browning
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
11th March 1996

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Cumberlege
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of Health
4th March 1996

Lindsay
Paliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office
4th March 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Rod Richards
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office
7th March 1996

Regulation 2(d)
SCHEDULE 1

1
2
3
4

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name
Restrictions

7A.
10660
015214-89-8, 2-Acrylamido-2methylpropanesulphonic acid
The specific migration of this substance shall not exceed 0.05mg/kg.

26A.
12789
007664-41-7
Ammonia

66A.
15070
001647-16-1
Dec-1,9-diene
The specific migration of this substance shall not exceed 0.05mg/kg.

91A.
17050
000104-76-7
2-Ethylhexan-l-ol
The specific migration of this substance shall not exceed 30mg/kg.

110B.
19270
000097-65-4
Itaconic acid

197.
26140
000075-38-7
Vinylidene fluoride
The specific migration of this substance shall not exceed 5mg/kg.

Regulation 2(h)
SCHEDULE 2

“SECTION EMonomers authorised until 1st April 1998

1
2
3

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name

1.
10660
015214-89-8
2-Acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid

2.
15070
001647-16-1
Dec-1,9-diene

3.
17050
000104-76-7
2-Ethylhexan-1-o1”

Regulation 2(i)
SCHEDULE 3

“SCHEDULE 3

PART IADDITIVES

1
2
3

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name

1
30000
000064-19-7
Acetic acid

2
30045
000123-86-4
Acetic acid,
butyl ester

3
30140
000141-78-6
Acetic acid,
ethyl ester

4
30280
000108-24-7
Acetic anhydride

5
30295
000067-64-1
Acetone

6
30370

Acetylacetic acid, salts

7
30400

Acetylated glycerides

8
30960

Acids, aliphatic, monocarboxylic (C6-C22), esters with polyglycerol

9
31328

Acids, fatty, from animal or vegetable food fats and oils

10
31730
000124-04-9
Adipic acid

11
33120

Alcohols, aliphatic, monohydric, saturated, linear, primary (C4-C24)

12
33350
009005-32-7
Alginic acid

13
34480

Aluminium fibers, flakes and powders

14
34560
021645-51-2
Aluminium hydroxide

15
34690
011097-59-9
Aluminium magnesium carbonate hydroxide

16
34720
001344-28-1
Aluminium oxide

17
35120
013560-49-1
3-Aminocrotonic acid, diester with thiobis (2-hydroxyethyl) ether

18
35320
007664-41-7
Ammonia

19
35440
012124-97-9
Ammonium bromide

20
35600
001336-21-6
Ammonium hydroxide

21
35840
000506-30-9
Arachidic acid

22
35845
007771-44-0
Arachidonic acid

23
36000
000050-81-7
Ascorbic acid

24
36080
000137-66-6
Ascorbyl palmitate

25
36160
010605-09-1
Ascorbyl stearate

26
36880
008012-89-3
Beeswax

27
36960
003061-75-4
Behenamide

28
37040
000112-85-6
Behenic acid

29
37280
001302-78-9
Bentonite

30
37600
000065-85-0
Benzoic acid

31
37680
000136-60-7
Benzoic acid, butyl ester

32
37840
000093-89-0
Benzoic acid, ethyl ester

33
38080
000093-58-3
Benzoic acid, methyl ester

34
38160
002315-68-6
Benzoic acid, propyl ester

35
38950
079072-96-1
Bis(4-ethylbenzylidene) sorbitol

36
39890
087826-41-3
Bis(methylbenzylidene) sorbitol

069158-41-4
“ “ “

054686-97-4
“ “ “

37
40400
010043-11-5
Boron nitride

38
40570
000106-97-8
Butane

39
41040
005743-36-2
Calcium butyrate

40
41280
001305-62-0
Calcium hydroxide

41
41520
001305-78-8
Calcium oxide

42
41600
012004-14-7
Calcium sulphoaluminate

037293-22-4
“ “

43
41760
008006-44-8
Candelilla wax

44
41960
000124-07-2
Caprylic acid

45
42160
000124-38-9
Carbon dioxide

46
42500

Carbonic acid, salts

47
42640
009000-11-7
Carboxymethylcellulose

48
42720
008015-86-9
Carnauba wax

49
42800
009000-71-9
Casein

50
42960
064147-40-6
Castor oil, dehydrated

51
43200

Castor oil, monoand diglycerides

52
43280
009004-34-6
Cellulose

53
43300
009004-36-8
Cellulose acetate butyrate

54
43360
068442-85-3
Cellulose, regenerated

55
43440
008001-75-0
Ceresin

56
44160
000077-92-9
Citric acid

57
44640
000077-93-0
Citric acid, triethyl ester

58
45280

Cotton fibers

59
45560
014464-46-1
Cristobalite

60
45760
000108-91-8
Cyclohexylamine

61
45920
009000-16-2
Dammar

62
45940
000334-48-5
n-Decanoic acid

63
46070
010016-20-3
alpha-Dextrin

64
46080
007585-39-9
beta-Dextrin

65
46375
061790-53-2
Diatomaceous earth

66
46480
032647-67-9
Dibenzylidene sorbitol

67
46790
004221-80-1
3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 2,4-di-tertbutylphenyl ester

68
46800
067845-93-6
3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzoic acid, hexadecyl ester

69
46870
003135-18-0
3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzylphosphonic acid, dioctadecyl ester

70
47440
000461-58-5
Dicyanodiamide

71
49540
000067-68-5
Dimethyl sulphoxide

72
51200
000126-58-9
Dipentaerythritol

73
51760
025265-71-8
Dipropyleneglycol

000110-98-5


74
52640
016389-88-1
Dolomite

75
52730
000112-86-7
Erucic acid

76
52800
000064-17-5
Ethanol

77
53270
037205-99-5
Ethylcarboxymethylcellulose

78
53280
009004-57-3
Ethylcellulose

79
53360
000110-31-6
N,N'-Ethylenebisoleamide

80
53440
005518-18-3
N,N'-Ethylenebispalmitamide

81
53520
000110-30-5
N,N'-Ethylenebisstearamide

82
53600
000060-00-4
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

83
54005
005136-44-7
Ethylene-N-palmitamide-N1-stearamide

84
54260
009004-58-4
Ethylhydroxyethylcellulose

85
54270

Ethylhydroxymethylcellulose

86
54280

Ethylhydroxypropylcellulose

87
54450

Fats and oils from animal or vegetable food sources

88
54480

Fats and oils, hydrogenated, from animal or vegetable food sources

89
55040
000064-18-6
Formic acid

90
55120
000110-17-8
Fumaric acid

91
55190
029204-02-2
Gadoleic acid

92
55440
009000-70-8
Gelatin

93
55680
000110-94-1
Glutaric acid

94
55920
000056-81-5
Glycerol

95
56020
099880-64-5
Glycerol dibehenate

96
56360

Glycerol, esters with acetic acid

97
56487

Glycerol, esters with butyric acid

98
56490

Glycerol, esters with erucic acid

99
56495

Glycerol, esters with 12-hydroxystearic acid

100
56500

Glycerol, esters with lauric acid

101
56510

Glycerol, esters with linoleic acid

102
56520

Glycerol, esters with myristic acid

103
56540

Glycerol, esters with oleic acid

104
56550

Glycerol, esters with palmitic acid

105
56565

Glycerol, esters with nonanoic acid

106
56570

Glycerol, esters with propionic acid

107
56580

Glycerol, esters with ricinoleic acid

108
56585

Glycerol, esters with stearic acid

109
56610
030233-64-8
Glycerol monobehenate

110
56720
026402-23-3
Glycerol monohexanoate

111
56800
030899-62-8
Glycerol monolaurate diacetate

112
56880
026402-26-6
Glycerol monooctanoate

113
57040

Glycerol monooleate, ester with ascorbic acid

114
57120

Glycerol monooleate, ester with citric acid

115
57200

Glycerol monopalmitate, ester with ascorbic acid

116
57280

Glycerol monopalmitate, ester with citric acid

117
57600

Glycerol monostearate, ester with ascorbic acid

118
57680

Glycerol monostearate, ester with citric acid

119
57920
000620-67-7
Glycerol triheptanoate

120
58300

Glycine, salts

121
58320
007782-42-5
Graphite

122
58400
009000-30-0
Guar gum

123
58480
009000-01-5
Gum arabic

124
58720
000111-14-8
Heptanoic acid

125
59360
000142-62-1
Hexanoic acid

126
59760
019569-21-2
Huntite

127
59990
007647-01-0
Hydrochloric acid

128
60030
012072-90-1
Hydromagnesite

129
60080
012304-65-3
Hydrotalcite

130
60160
000120-47-8
4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, ethyl ester

131
60180
004191-73-5
4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, isopropyl ester

132
60200
000099-76-3
4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, methyl ester

133
60240
000094-13-3
4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, propyl ester

134
60560
009004-62-0
Hydroxyethylcellulose

135
60880
009032-42-2
Hydroxyethylmethylcellulose

136
61120
009005-27-0
Hydroxyethyl starch

137
61390
037353-59-6
Hydroxymethylcellulose

138
61680
009004-64-2
Hydroxypropylcellulose

139
61800
009049-76-7
Hydroxypropyl starch

140
61840
000106-14-9
12-Hydroxystearic acid

141
62140
006303-21-5
Hypophosphorous acid

142
62240
001332-37-2
Iron oxide

143
62450
000078-78-4
Isopentane

144
62640
008001-39-6
Japan wax

145
62720
001332-58-7
Kaolin

146
62800

Kaolin, calcined

147
62960
000050-21-5
Lactic acid

148
63040
000138-22-7
Lactic acid, butyl ester

149
63280
000143-07-7
Lauric acid

150
63760
008002-43-5
Lecithin

151
63840
000123-76-2
Levulinic acid

152
63920
000557-59-5
Lignoceric acid

153
64015
000060-33-3
Linoleic acid

154
64150
028290-79-1
Linolenic acid

155
64500

Lysine, salts

156
64640
001309-42-8
Magnesium hydroxide

157
64720
001309-48-4
Magnesium oxide

158
65020
006915-15-7
Malic acid

159
65040
000141-82-2
Malonic acid

160
65520
000087-78-5
Mannitol

161
66200
037206-01-2
Methylcarboxymethylcellulose

162
66240
009004-67-5
Methylcellulose

163
66640
009004-59-5
Methylethylcellulose

164
66695

Methylhydroxymethylcellulose

165
66700
009004-65-3
Methylhydroxypropylcellulose

166
67120
012001-26-2
Mica

167
67200
001317-33-5
Molybdenum disulphide

168
67840

Montanic acids and/or their esters with ethyleneglycol and/or with 1,3-butanediol and/or with glycerol

169
67850
008002-53-7
Montan wax

170
67891
000544-63-8
Myristic acid

171
68040
003333-62-8
7-[2H-Naphtho-(1,2-D)triazol-2-yl]-3-phenylcoumarin

172
68125
068187-64-4
Nepheline syenite

173
69040
000112-80-1
Oleic acid

174
69760
000143-28-2
Oleyl alcohol

175
70000
070331-94-1
2,2'-Oxamidobis[ethyl-3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4hydroxyphenyl)-propionate]

176
70240
012198-93-5
Ozokerite

177
70400
000057-10-3
Palmitic acid

178
71020
000373-49-9
Palmitoleic acid

179
71440
009000-69-5
Pectin

180
71600
000115-77-5
Pentaerythritol

181
71680
006683-19-8
Pentaerythritol tetrakis[3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4hydroxyphenyl)-propionate]

182
71720
000109-66-0
Pentane

183
72640
007664-38-2
Phosphoric acid

184
74240
031570-04-4
Phosphorous acid, tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)ester

185
74480
000088-99-3
o-Phthalic acid

186
76320
000085-44-9
Phthalic anhydride

187
76720
009016-00-6 063148-62-9
Polydimethylsiloxane

188
76960
025322-68-3
Polyethyleneglycol

189
77600
061788-85-0
Polyethyleneglycol ester of hydrogenated castor oil

190
77702

Polyethyleneglycol esters of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids (C6-C22), and their ammonium and sodium sulphates

191
79040
009005-64-5
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan monolaurate

192
79120
009005-65-6
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan monooleate

193
79200
009005-66-7
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan monopalmitate

194
79280
009005-67-8
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan monostearate

195
79360
009005-70-3
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan trioleate

196
79440
009005-71-4
Polyethyleneglycol sorbitan tristearate

197
80240
029894-35-7
Polyglycerol ricinoleate

198
80640

Polyoxyalkyl(C2-C4)dimethylpolysiloxane

199
80720
008017-16-1
Polyphosphoric acids

200
81520
007758-02-3
Potassium bromide

201
81600
001310-58-3
Potassium hydroxide

202
81840
000057-55-6
1,2-Propanediol

203
81882
000067-63-0
2-Propanol

204
82000
000079-09-4
Propionic acid

205
82080
009005-37-2
1,2-Propyleneglycol alginate

206
82240
022788-19-8
1,2-Propyleneglycol dilaurate

207
82400
000105-62-4
1,2-Propyleneglycol dioleate

208
82560
033587-20-1
1,2-Propyleneglycol dipalmitate

209
82720
006182-11-2
1,2-Propyleneglycol distearate

210
82800
027194-74-7
1,2-Propyleneglycol monolaurate

211
82960
001330-80-9
1,2-Propyleneglycol monooleate

212
83120
029013-28-3
1,2-Propyleneglycol monopalmitate

213
83300
001323-39-3
1,2-Propyleneglycol monostearate

214
83320

Propylhydroxyethylcellulose

215
83325

Propylhydroxymethylcellulose

216
83330

Propylhydroxypropylcellulose

217
83440
002466-09-3
Pyrophosphoric acid

218
83455
013445-56-2
Pyrophosphorous acid

219
83460
012269-78-2
Pyrophyllite

220
83470
014808-60-7
Quartz

221
83610
073138-82-6
Resin acids and rosin acids

222
83840
008050-09-7
Rosin

223
84000
008050-31-5
Rosin, ester with glycerol

224
84080
008050-26-8
Rosin, ester with pentaerythritol

225
84210
065997-06-0
Rosin, hydrogenated

226
84240
065997-13-9
Rosin, hydrogenated, ester with glycerol

227
84320
008050-15-5
Rosin, hydrogenated, ester with methanol

228
84400
064365-17-9
Rosin, hydrogenated, ester with pentaerythritol

229
84560
009006-04-6
Rubber, natural

230
84640
000069-72-7
Salicylic acid

231
85600

Silicates, natural

232
85980

Silicic acid, salts

233
86000

Silicic acid, silylated

234
86160
000409-21-2
Silicon carbide

235
86240
007631-86-9
Silicon dioxide

236
86560
007647-15-6
Sodium bromide

237
86720
001310-73-2
Sodium hydroxide

238
87200
000110-44-1
Sorbic acid

239
87280
029116-98-1
Sorbitan dioleate

240
87520
062568-11-0
Sorbitan monobehenate

241
87600
001338-39-2
Sorbitan monolaurate

242
87680
001338-43-8
Sorbitan monooleate

243
87760
026266-57-9
Sorbitan monopalmitate

244
87840
001338-41-6
Sorbitan monostearate

245
87920
061752-68-9
Sorbitan tetrastearate

246
88080
026266-58-0
Sorbitan trioleate

247
88160
054140-20-4
Sorbitan tripalmitate

248
88240
026658-19-5
Sorbitan tristearate

249
88320
000050-70-4
Sorbitol

250
88600
026836-47-5
Sorbitol monostearate

251
88800
009005-25-8
Starch, edible

252
88880
068412-29-3
Starch, hydrolysed

253
89040
000057-11-4
Stearic acid

254
90720
058446-52-9
Stearoylbenzoylmethane

255
90800
005793-94-2
Stearoyl-2-lactylic acid, calcium salt

256
90960
000110-15-6
Succinic acid

257
91200
000126-13-6
Sucrose acetate isobutyrate

258
91360
000126-14-7
Sucrose octaacetate

259
91840
007704-34-9
Sulphur

260
91920
007664-93-9
Sulphuric acid

261
92080
014807-96-6
Talc

262
92160
000087-69-4
Tartaric acid

263
92195

Taurine, salts

264
92205
057569-40-1
Terephthalic acid, diester with 2,2'-methylenebis(4methyl-6-tert-butylphenol)

265
92350
000112-60-7
Tetraethyleneglycol

266
92640
000102-60-3
N,N,N',N'-Tetrakis(2-hydroxypropyl)ethylenediamine

267
93440
013463-67-7
Titanium dioxide

268
93520
000059-02-9
alpha-Tocopherol

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269
93680
009000-65-1
Tragacanth gum

270
94320
000112-27-6
Triethyleneglycol

271
95200
001709-70-2
1,3,5-Trimethyl-2,4,6-tris(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4hydroxybenzyl)benzene

272
95905
013983-17-0
Wollastonite

273
95920

Wood flour and fibers, untreated

274
95935
011138-66-2
Xanthan gum

275
96190
020427-58-1
Zinc hydroxide

276
96240
001314-13-2
Zinc oxide

277
96320
001314-98-3
Zinc sulphide

PART IISUPPLEMENTARY

1.  In regulation 15 and Part I of this Schedule—

(a)the PM/REF No. of any additive is its EEC packaging material reference number;

(b)the CAS No. of any additive is its CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Registry Number, and

(c)the name of any additive is its chemical name,

and to the extent that there is any inconsistency between the CAS No. and the name, the name shall take precedence over the CAS No.

2.  If an additive appearing in Part I of this Schedule as an individual compound also falls within a generic term which appears therein, the restriction (if any) applying to that additive shall be that indicated for the individual compound and the entry applying to the generic term shall be treated as varied to such extent (if any) as is necessary therefor.

3.  If a substance—

(a)identified in Part I of this Schedule is an acid, a phenol or an alcohol and has salts (including double salts) of one or more of the following names (that is to say salts (including double salts) of aluminium, ammonium, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium or zinc), then any such salts (including double salts) shall be treated as included in the specification of that substance; and

(b)is identified in Part I of this Schedule as an acid salt and has salt of one or more of the following names (that is to say, salts of aluminium, ammonium, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium or zinc), then the free acid corresponding to that substance is not treated as included in the specification of that substance.”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/3145) (“the principal Regulations”) and implement Commission Directive 95/3/EEC (OJ No. L41, 23.2.95, p.44), amending Commission Directive 90/128/EEC (OJ No. L75, 21.3.90, p.19, to be read with the corrigendum in OJ No. L349, 13.12.90, p.26) relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
The Regulations—
(a)add definitions of the terms “additive” and “good technical quality” in the principal Regulations (regulation 2(a));
(b)permit the use, sale or importation of plastic materials and articles manufactured using one or more of the monomers in Section E as inserted in Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations by these Regulations, until 1 April 1998 (regulation 2(b) and (h));
(c)prohibit use in the manufacture of plastic materials or articles of specified additives unless they are of good technical quality (regulation 2(b) and (i));
(d)amend the Item number and letter for two monomers in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(c));
(e)add specified monomers with restrictions as appropriate to those listed in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (monomers authorised without time limit) (regulation 2(d) and (e));
(f)amend the restrictions at items 166 and 180 respectively (Rosin gum and 5-Sulphoisophthalic acid, monosodium salt) in Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(f)); and
(g)delete one monomer from Section A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (monomers authorised without time limit), and delete five monomers from Section B (monomers authorised up to the end of 1996) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(e) and (g)).
A copy of the Compliance Cost Assessment in relation to these Regulations has been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament and further copies can be obtained from Food Contaminants Division B of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ergon House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.


(1)
1990 c. 16; “the Ministers” is defined in section 4(1) of the Act.

(2)
S.I. 1976/2141.

(3)
1972 c. 68.

(4)
S.I. 1992/3145, amended by S.I. 1995/360.
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