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

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 3rd June 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(1).

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 1(2)—

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

  • “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 “the Directive” there shall be inserted—

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

(b)after regulation 12 there shall be inserted—

Use, sale and importation until 1st April 1998

13.  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 and 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 purposes 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

14.(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, 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 and 3 of Part I of Schedule 3 which is not of good technical quality.

(2) Paragraph (1) 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 I 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 at the appropriate numerical point in Section A of Part I of Schedule 1;

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

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

(i)opposite and corresponding to Item 166, there shall be inserted “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 I 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 I of Schedule 1; and

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

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

L.S.

Joan Dixon

Assistant Secretary

18th April 1996

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