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Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Restriction on the use, sale or importation of plastic materials and articles

  5. 4.Restriction on manufacture with monomers

  6. 5.Restriction on manufacture with additives

  7. 6.Method of testing capability of transferring constituents

  8. 7.Transfer of constituents

  9. 8.Labelling

  10. 9.Enforcement

  11. 10.Offences

  12. 11.Presumption as to food with which a plastic material or article is to come into contact

  13. 12.Application of other provisions

  14. 13.Amendment

  15. 14.Revocations

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Part I Authorised Monomers

        1. SECTION A

          Monomers authorised without time limit

        2. SECTION B

          Monomers authorised up to the end of 2001

        3. SECTION C

          Monomers authorised up to the end of 1998

      2. Part II Supplementary

        1. 1.In regulation 4 and Part I— (a) the PM/REF No....

        2. 2.If a substance appearing in Part I as an individual...

        3. 3.(1) The items identified in Part I shall be taken...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. Part I Additives

      2. Part II Supplementry

        1. 1.In regulation 5 and Part I— (a) the PM/REF No....

        2. 2.If a substance identified in Part I is an acid,...

        3. 3.If, as indicated in paragraph 2 of Annex III of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Provisions Applicable when Testing Compliance with the Migration Limits

      1. A.

        General provisions

        1. 1.When the results of the migration tests specified in this...

        2. 2.Where any migration test specified in this Schedule and, where...

        3. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) any testing of migration from...

        4. 4.(1) Any sample of a plastic material or article shall...

        5. 5.Where a plastic material or article is intended to come...

      2. B.

        Special provisions relating to overall migration

        1. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any method of analytical determination...

        2. 7.(1) Where a plastic material or article is intended to...

        3. 8.(1) Any plastic material or article which exceeds its overall...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Overall and Specific Migration Testing Using Food Simulants

      1. Part I Basic Rules

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, migration tests for...

        2. 2.Subject to paragraphs 3 and 4, substitute tests which use...

        3. 3.Subject to paragraph 4, alternative tests as specified in Part...

        4. 4.In migration testing it is permissible to—

      2. Part II Food Simulants to be used in Migration Testing

        1. 1.Subject to Parts III, IV, V, VI and VII, the...

        2. 2.For the purposes of this Schedule a reference to an...

        3. 3.The characteristics of rectified olive oil referred to in the...

        4. 4.The fatty food simulants referred to in the Table are—...

        5. 5.Where a fatty food simulant specified in paragraph 4 is...

      3. Part III Selection of Food Simulants

        1. A.

          Testing, reduction factors and definition of food types

          1. 1.The testing of plastic materials and articles shall be carried...

          2. 2.(1) Where a test is carried out on a plastic...

          3. 3.Food types are defined in the Table to this paragraph...

        2. B.

          Selection of simulants for testing materials and articles intended for contact with all food types

          1. 4.The simulants to be used in testing a plastic material...

        3. C.

          Selection of simulants for testing materials and articles which are already in contact with a known food

          1. 5.The simulant or simulants to be used in testing a...

        4. D.

          Selection of simulants for testing materials or articles which are accompanied by a specific indication

          1. 6.The simulant or simulants to be used in testing a...

          2. 7.The simulant or simulants to be used in testing a...

          3. 8.A specific indication referred to in paragraph 7 is expressed...

      4. Part IV Simulants to be used in Relation to a Specific Food or a Specific Group of Foods

        1. 1.For the purposes of this Part a simulant is specified...

        2. 2.For the purposes of this Part— (a) a reduction factor...

        3. 3.Where, in the Table to this Part, a reduction factor...

        4. 4.Where, in the Table to this Part, the letter “a”...

        5. 5.Where a food is listed in the Table to this...

      5. Part V Migration Test Conditions (Times and Temperatures)

        1. A.

          General criteria

          1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2, 4, 6 and 7 and to...

          2. 2.Where the plastic material or article being tested is intended...

          3. 3.For the purposes of this Part the worst foreseeable conditions...

        2. B.

          Volatile migrants

          1. 4.When carrying out a test of the specific migration of...

        3. C.

          Special Cases

          1. 5.When carrying out a migration test of a plastic material...

          2. 6.Where the carrying out of a migration test under contact...

          3. 7.Where, in actual use, the plastic material or article being...

          4. 8.The Table to this Part shall be read with the...

      6. Part VI Substitute Fat Test for Overall and Specific Migration

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2, 4 and 5, all the test...

        2. 2.Test conditions other than those specified in the Table to...

        3. 3.For each test— (a) a new test specimen shall be...

        4. 4.Where carrying out a migration test causes any physical or...

        5. 5.Any test conditions in the Table to this Part which...

        6. 6.The Table to this Part shall be read with the...

      7. Part VII Alternative Fat Tests for Overall and Specific Migration

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2 the conditions which must be fulfilled...

        2. 2.The condition in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 1 does not...

        3. 3.The migration tests referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2...

  17. Explanatory Note

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