Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-12-11

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 580

FOOD
Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made
11th December 1996

Coming into operation
29th January 1997

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 15(2), 16(1), 25(1)(a) and (3), 26(3), 32 and 47(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) and being a designated Department(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, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, and after consultation in accordance with Article 47(3) of the said Order with such organisations as appear to it 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 Order), hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 29th January 1997.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(4).

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (9).

(2) In regulation 1(2), in the definition of “the Directive”, for “as amended” there shall be substituted “, (as corrected) and as amended by Commission Directives 92/39/EEC, 93/9/EEC, 95/3/EC and 96/11/EC”(6).

(3) In regulations 4 (monomers)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)after “the following paragraphs” there shall be inserted “and regulation 13A”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (a), for “1st January 1997” there shall be substituted “1st January 2002”, and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (b), for “31st December 1996” there shall be substituted “31st December 2001”;

(b)in paragraphs (3), (4), (5) and (6), after “the relevant fraction of” (wherever it occurs) there shall be added “, or section F of,”.

(4) After regulation 13 there shall be inserted—

“Manufacture until 1st January 1999

13A.  Notwithstanding regulation 4(1), until 1st January 1999 a plastic material or article may be manufactured using one or more of the monomers identified by PM/REF No., CAS No. (if any) and name respectively in columns 1, 2 and 3 of Section F of Part I of Schedule 1, if any such monomer is of good technical quality and is used in accordance with the restrictions (if any) specified in the corresponding entry in column 4 thereof”.

(5) The Item number and letter, PM/REF No., CAS No. and name for each monomer identified in Schedule 1 shall be inserted in Section A of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (monomers authorised without time limit) at the place corresponding to the number and letter specified for that monomer in the column headed “Item” in Schedule 1.

(6) The contents of Schedule 2 shall be substituted for Section B of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations.

(7) In Section D of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (monomers authorised until 1st April 1996), in Item 16, for “51” and “115” in column 4 (restrictions) there shall be substituted “17” and “58” respectively.

(8) The contents of Schedule 3 shall be inserted after Section E of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations.

(9) The Item number and letter, PM/REF No., CAS No. (if any) and name for each additive identified in Schedule 4 shall be inserted in Part I of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations (additives) at the place corresponding to the number and letter specified for that additive in the column headed “Item” in Schedule 4.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on 29th January 1996.

L.S.
W. B. Smith
Assistant Secretary

Regulation 2(5)
SCHEDULE 1

“1
2
3
4

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name
Restrictions

110C.
19460
000050-21-5
Lactic-acid

111A.
19480
002146-71-6
Lauric acid, vinyl ester

153A.
23651
025322-69-4
Polypropyleneglycol”

Regulation 2(6)
SCHEDULE 2

“SECTION BMonomers authorised up to the end of 2001

1
2
3
4

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name
Restrictions

1.
15280
000542-02-9
Acetoguanamine

2.
10599/90A
061788-89-4
Acids, fatty, unsaturated (C18), dimers, distilled

3.
10599/91
061788-89-4
Acids, fatty, unsaturated (C18), dimers, non-distilled

4.
10599/92A
068783-41-5
Acids, fatty, unsaturated (C18), dimers, hydrogenated, distilled

5.
10599/93
068783-41-5
Acids, fatty, unsaturated (C18), dimers, hydrogenated, non-distilled

6.
11000
050976-02-8
Acrylic acid, dicyclopentadienyl ester

7.
11245
002156-97-0
Acrylic acid, dodecyl ester

8.
11500
000103-11-7
Acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester

9.
11530
000999-61-1
Acrylic acid, 2-hydroxypropyl ester

10.
12265
004074-90-2
Adipic acid, divinyl ester

11.
12910
001732-10-1
Azelaic acid, dimethyl ester

12.
As item 81
000528-44-9
1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic acid

13.
13060
004422-95-1
1,3,5-Benzenetricarboxylic acid trichloride
As item 81

14.
As item 25
000091-76-9
Benzoguanamine

15.
As item 30
000080-09-1
Bisphenol S

16.
13720
000110-63-4
Butan-1,4-diol

17.
13780
002424-79-8
Butan-1,-diol bis(2,3-epoxypropyl) ether

The quantity in the finished plastic material or article of any substance within, or any combination of substances within, items 17 and 58 (and 16 and 20 of Section D) shall not exceed 5 mg/kg (expressed as epoxy)

18.
13810
000505-65-7
Butan-1,4-diol formal

19.
13932
000598-32-3
But-3-en 2-ol

20.
14020
000098-54-4

4-tert.-Butylphenol

21.
14260
000502-44-3
Caprolactone

22.
As item 101 Section A
000115-28-6
Chlorendic acid
As item 101, Section A

23.
14800
003724-65-0
Crotonic acid

24.
15130
000872-05-9
Dec-1-ene

25.
15310
000091-76-9
2,4-Diamino-6-phenyl-1,3,5,-triazine

26.
15370
003236-53-1
1,6-Diamino-2,2,4-trimethylhexane

27.
15400
003236-54-2
1,6 Diamino-2,2,4-trimethylhexane

28.
15610
000080-07-9
4,4'-Dichlorodiphenyl sulphone

29.
15730
000077-73-6
Dicyclopentadiene

30.
16090
000080-09-1
4,4'-Dihydroxydiphenyl sulphone

31.
16210
006864-37-5
3,3'-Dimethyl-4,4'-diamino-dicyclohexylmethane

32.
16360
000576-26-1
2,6-Dimethylphenol

33.
16390
000126-30-7
2,2-Dimethylpropan-1,3-diol

34.
16450
000646-06-0
1,3-Dioxolane

35.
16540
000102-09-0
Diphenyl carbonate

36.
16690
001321-74-0
Divinylbenzene

37.
16697
000693-23-2
Dodecanedioic acid

38.
17110
016219-75-3
5-Ethylidenebicyclo-[2.2.1] hept-2-ene

39.
18220
068564-88-5

N-Heptylaminoundecanoic acid

40.
18370
000592-45-0
Hexa-1,4-diene

41.
18441
000085-42-7
Hexahydrophthalic anhydride

42.
18700
000629-11-8
Hexan-1,6-diol

43.
18820
000592-41-6
Hex-l-ene

44.
19060
000109-53-5
Isobutyl vinyl ether

45.
19150
000121-91-5
Isophthalic acid

46.
19180
000099-63-8
Isophthalic acid dichloride

47.
As item 62
000078-79-5
Isoprene

48.
19490
000947-04-6
Laurolactam

49.
19570
000999-21-3
Maleic acid, diallyl ester

50.
19600
000105-76-0
Maleic acid, dibutyl ester

51.
19990
000079-39-0
Methacrylamide

52.
20050
000096-05-9
Methacrylic acid, allyl ester

53.
20260
000101-43-9
Methacrylic, cyclohexyl ester

54.
20380
001189-08-8
Methacrylic acid, diester with butan-1,3-diol

55.
20410
002082-81-7
Methacrylic acid, diester with butan-1,4-diol

56.
20440
000097-90-5
Methacrylic acid, diester with ethyleneglycol

57.
20530
002867-47-2
Methacrylic acid, 2-(dimethylamino)-ethyl ester

58.
20590
000106-91-2
Methacrylic acid, 2,3-epoxypropyl ester
As item 17

59.
21370
010595-80-9
Methacrylic acid, 2-sulphoethyl ester

60.
21400
054276-35-6
Methacrylic acid, sulphopropyl ester

61.
21520
001561-92-8
Methallysulphonic acid, sodium salt
The quantity of this substance in the finished plastic material or article shall not exceed 5mg/kg

62.
21640
000078-79-5
2-Methylbut-1,3-diene

63.
21730
000563-45-1
3-Methylbut-l-ene

64.
As item 18
000505-65-7
1,4-(Methylene-dioxy) butane

65.
21970
000923-02-4
N-Methylolmethacrylamide

66.
22210
000098-83-9

alpha-Methylstyrene

67.
22360
001141-38-4
2, 6-Naphthalene-dicarboxylic acid

68.
As item 33
000126-30-7
Neopentylglycol

69.
22428
051000-52-3
Neodecanoic acid, vinyl ester

70.
13180 (also used for bicyclo [2.2.1] hept-2-ene)
000498-66-8
Norbornene
As item 39, Section C

71.
22720
000140-66-9

4-tert.-Ocytlphenol

72.
22900
000109-67-1
Pent-1-ene

73.
22937
001623-05-8
Perfluoropropyl perfluorovinyl; ether

74.
23770
000504-63-2
Propan-1,3-diol

75.
23920
000105-38-4
Propionic acid, vinyl ester

76.
24370
000106-79-6
Sebacic acid, dimethyl ester

77. 78.
24760 25380
026914-43-2
Styrenesulphonic acid Trialkyl (C5-C15) acetic acid, vinyl ester (=vinyl versatate)

79.
25390
000101-37-1
Triallyl cyanurate

80.
25450
026896-48-0
Tricyclodecanedimethanol

81.
25540
000528-44-9
Trimellitic acid
The quantity of this substance alone or together with item 82 in the finished plastic material or article shall not exceed 5 mg/kg.

82.
25550
000552-30-7
Trimellitic anhydride
The quantity of this substance alone or together with item 81 in the finished plastic material or article shall not exceed 5 mg/kg (expressed as trimellitic acid).

83.
25810
015625-89-5
1,1,1-Trimethylolpropane triacrylate

84.
25840
003290-92-4
1,1,1-Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate

85.
25900
000110-88-3
Trioxane

86.
25480
000102-71-6
Tris (2-hydroxyethyl) amine

87.
26170
003195-78-6

N-Vinyl-N-Methyl-acetamide

The quantity of this substance in the finished plastic material or article shall not exceed 5 mg/kg

88.
26230
000088-12-0
Vinylpyrrolidone

89.
22240
000622-97-9

p-Vinyltoluene

90.
16300
000105-67-9

m-Xylenol

91.
16270
000526-75-0

o-Xylenol

92.
16330
000095-87-4

p-Xylenol”

Regulation 2(8)
SCHEDULE 3

“ection FMonomers authorised until 1st January 1999

1
2
3
4

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name
Restrictions

1.
10160
002206-94-2
alpha-Acetoxystyrene

2.
10162
010521-96-7
beta-Acetoxystyrene

3.
10480


Acids, aliphatic, monocarboxylic, saturated (C2-C24)

4.
10510


Acids, aliphatic, monocarboxylic, unsaturated (C3-C24)

5.
10599/70


Acids, fatty, unsaturated (C18)

6.
10930
003066-71-5
Acrylic acid, cylohexyl ester

7.
11050
001070-70-8
Acrylic acid, diester with 1,4-butanediol

8.
11180
017831-71-9
Acrylic acid, diester with tetraethylenglycol

9.
11195
068901-05-3
Acrylic acid, diester with triprophyleneglycol

10.
11520
002918-23-2
Acrylic acid, 2-hydroxisopropyl ester (= acrylic acid, 2-hydroxy-1-methylethyl ester)

11.
11560
005888-33-5
Acrylic acid, isobornyl ester

12.
11620
001330-61-6
Acrylic acid, isodecyl ester

13.
11650
029590-42-9
Acrylic acid, isooctyl ether

14.
11695
003121-61-7
Acrylic acid, 2-methoxyethyl ester

15.
11740
010095-13-3
Acrylic acid, monoester with 1,3-butanediol

16.
11770
002478-10-6
Acrylic acid, monoester with 1,4-butanediol

17.
11800
013533-05-6
Acrylic acid, monoester with diethyleneglycol

18.
12010
040074-09-7
Acrylic acid, 2-sulphoethyl ester

19.
12040
039121-78-3
Acrylic acid, sulphopropyl ester

20.
12055
094160-26-6
Acrylic acid, triester with glycerol tris (2-hydroxypropyl) ether

21.
12062
075577-70-7
Acrylic acid, triester with 1,1,1-trimethylopropane tris (2-hydroxyethyl) ether

22.
12160
002998-04-1
Adipic acid, diallyl ester

23.
12190
000105-97-5
Adipic acid, didecyl ester

24.
12220
027178-16-1
Adipic acid, diisodecyl ester

25.
12250
000123-79-5
Adipic acid, dioctyl ester

26.
12370


Alcohols, aliphatic, monohydric, saturated, linear, secondary or tertiary (C4-C22)

27.
12610
000107-18-6
Allyl alcohol

28.
12700
000150-13-0

p-Aminobenzoic acid

29.
12790
000080-46-6

p-tert-Amylphenol

30.
12850
029602-44-6
Azelaic acid, bis(2-hydroxyethyl) ester

31.
13328
000104-38-1
Bis(-2 hydroxyethyl) ether of hydroquinone

32.
13660
000584-03-2
1,2-Butanediol

33.
13750
000513-85-9
2,3-Butanediol

34.
13960
001852-16-0
N-(Butoxymethyl)acrylamide

35.
15020
002182-55-0
Cyclohexyl vinyl ether

36.
15280
000542-02-9
2,4-Diamino-6-methyl-1,3, 5-triazine

37.
15340
000109-76-2
1,3-Diaminopropane

38.
15490
002215-89-6
4,4'-Dicarboxydiphenyl ether

39.
15580
001653-19-6
2,3-Dichloro-1,3-butadiene

40.
16270
000526-75-0
2,3-Dimethylphenol

41.
16300
000105-67-9
2,4-Dimethylphenol

42.
16330
000095-87-4
2,5-Dimethylphenol

43.
17040
000149-57-5
2-Ethylhexanoic acid

44.
17350
000105-75-9
Fumaric acid, dibutyl ester

45.
18400
000592-42-7
1,5-Hexadiene

46.
18905
002628-17-3
4-Hydroxystyrene

47.
18970
000078-83-1
Isobutanol

48.
19030
016669-59-3

N-(Isobutoxymethyl) acrylamide

49.
19090
000078-84-2
Isobutyraldehyde

50.
19120
025339-17-7
Isodecanol

51.
19130
026896-18-4
Isononanoic acid

52.
19936
007423-42-9
Maleic acid, mono (2-ethylhexyl) ester

53.
20470
025852-47-5
Methacrylic acid, diester with polyethyleneglycol

54.
20740
039670-09-2
Methacrylic acid, ester with ethoxytriethylene-glycol

55.
20950
000923-26-2
Methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxypropyl ester

56.
21115
000816-74-0
Methacrylic acid, methallyl ester

57.
21220
032360-05-7
Methacrylic acid, octadecyl ester

58.
21760
000694-91-7
5-Methylenebicyclo [2.2.1] hept-2-ene

59.
21837
001116-90-1
4-Methyl-1, 4-hexadiene
The specific migration of this substance shall not be detectable (when measured by a method with a limit of detection of 0.05 mg/kg).

60.
22240
000622-97-9

p-Methylstyrene

61.
22270
000107-25-5
Methyl vinyl ether

62.
22540
000104-40-5
4-Nonylphenol

63.
22585
003710-30-3
1,7-Octadiene

64.
22932
001187-93-5
Perfluoromethyl perfluorovinyl ether

65.
23530
025190-06-1
Poly(1,4-butyleneglycol) (Molecular weight greater than 1000)

66.
23650
025322
Polypropyleneglycol (Molecular weight greater than 400)

67.
24560
000111-63-7
Stearic acid, vinyl ester

68.
25030
016646-44-9
Tetra (allyloxy) ethane

69.
25161
000085-43-8
1,2,3,6-Tetrahydrophthalic anhydride

70.
25300
000088-19-7

o-Toluenesulphonamide

71.
25480
000102-71-6
Triethanolamine

72.
26290
025013-15-4
Vinyltoluene

73.
26320
002768-02-7
Vinyltrimethoxysilane
The quantity of this substance in the finished material or article shall not exceed 5 mg/kg.”

Regulation 2(9)
SCHEDULE 4

“1
2
3

Item
PM/REF No.
CAS No.
Name

12A.
34281


Alkyl (C8-C22) sulphoric acids, linear, primary, with an even number of carbon atoms

12B.
34475

Aluminium calcium hydroxide phosphite, hydrate

65A.
46380
068855-54-9
Diatomaceous earth, soda ash flux-calcined

74A.
52720
000112-84-5
Erucamide

92A.
55520

Glass fibers

92B.
55600

Glass microballs

96A.
56486


Glycerol, esters with acids, aliphatic, saturated, linear, with an even number of carbon atoms (C14-C18) and with acids, aliphatic, unsaturated, linear with an even number of carbon atoms (C16-C18)

172A.
68960
000301-02-0
Oleamide

199A.
80800
025322-69-4
Polypropyleneglycol

252A.
88960
000124-26-5
Stearamide”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations further amend the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993 (“the principal Regulations”) and implement Commission Directive 96/11/EC (O.J. No. L61, 12.3.96, p. 26), amending Directive 90/128/EEC (O.J. No. L75, 21.3.90, p. 19, as read with the corrigendum in O.J. No. L349, 13.12.90, p. 26) relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
The Regulations—
(a)modify the prohibition in regulation 4(1) of the principal Regulations on manufacture of plastic materials and articles before and after specified dates, using monomers other than those specified, by substituting later dates (regulation 2(3)(a)(ii) and (iii));
(b)permit, until 1st January 1999, the manufacture of plastic materials and articles, using monomers specified in Section F (as inserted by regulation 2(8) and Schedule 3 into Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations) (regulation 2(4));
(c)add specified monomers to those monomers authorised without time limit specified in Section A of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(5) and Schedule 1);
(d)substitute for the list of monomers in Section B of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (monomers authorised up to the end of 1996) an amended list, omitting certain monomers previously included, those remaining being authorised up to the end of 2001 (regulation 2(6) and Schedule 2);
(e)add specified additives to those which are specified in Part I of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations, and which it is prohibited to use, if they are not of good technical quality, in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles (regulation 2(9) and Schedule 4); and
(f)make consequential amendments to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(2), (3)(a)(i) and (b), and (7)).


(1)
S.I. 1991/762 (N.I. 7) as amended by S.I. 1996/1633 (N.I. 12). See Article 2(2) for the definitions of “the Department concerned” and “regulations”

(2)
S.I. 1976/2141

(3)
1972 c. 68

(4)
S.R. 1993 No. 173 as amended by S.R. 1995 No. 107 and S.R. 1996 No. 164

(5)
1954 c. 33 (N.I.)

(6)
Corrigendum in O.J. L349, 13.12.90, p. 26; amending Directives in O.J. No. L168, 23.6.92, p. 21, O.J. No. L90, 14.3.93, p. 26, O.J. No. L41, 23.2.95, p. 44 and O.J. No. L61, 12.3.96, p. 26
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