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

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

(a)substances undergoing polymerisation (which shall be taken to include polycondensation, polyaddition or any other similar process) to manufacture macromolecules,

(b)natural or synthetic macromolecular substances used in the manufacture of modified macromolecules, if the monomers required to synthesise them are not so identified, and

(c)substances used to modify existing natural or synthetic macromolecular substances.

(2) If a substance identified in Part I 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.

(3) If, as indicated in paragraph 2 of Annex II to the Directive, a substance is identified in Part I as an “. . . acid, salt” and has salts 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.

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