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Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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

16.  In Schedule 2 (additives and supplementary) –

(a)in Part I –

(i)for the heading “Part I Additives” there shall be substituted the heading “Part I : Incomplete list of additives used in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles (not being additives to which paragraph 5 of Part III of this Schedule applies)”,

(ii)in the case of each additive listed in Part I of Schedule 2 to these Regulations, the item number, PM/REF No. , CAS No. (if any), name and restriction or specification (if any) specified for that additive in that Part shall be inserted in the appropriate numerical position for that item number,

(iii)in the case of each additive named in the second column of Part II of Schedule 2 to these Regulations, for the item number for that additive specified opposite to it in the column headed “Item” there shall be substituted the item number for it specified in the first column (item) of that Part, and

(iv)in the case of each additive named in the first column of Part III of Schedule 2 to these Regulations, for the entry for that additive specified opposite to it in column 4 (restrictions and specifications) there shall be substituted the entry for it specified in the second column (restrictions and specifications) of that Part, and

(v)all the entries for the additive Silicic acid, salts, (item 241) shall be deleted;

(b)immediately after Part I there shall be inserted the contents of Part IV of Schedule 2 to these Regulations (which shall become Part II of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations on the coming into operation of these Regulations);

(c)in Part II –

(i)in the heading, for “Part II” there shall be substituted “Part III”;

(ii)in paragraph 1, for “Part I” there shall be substituted “Parts I and II”;

(iii)in each of paragraphs 2 and 3, immediately after “Part I” there shall be added “or Part II”; and

(iv)for paragraph 4 there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

4.  Where an entry in column 4 of Part I or Part II (in each case restrictions and specifications) includes a bracketed number, that entry shall be subject to a note relating to that number as follows, the following bracketed numbers corresponding with those appearing in those Parts :

(1) Warning: there is a risk that the SML could be exceeded in fatty food simulants.

(2) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 10060 and 23920.

(3) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 15760, 16990, 47680, 53650 and 89440.

(4) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 19540, 19960 and 64800.

(5) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 14200, 14230 and 41840.

(6) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 66560 and 66580.

(7) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 30080, 42320, 45195, 45200, 53610, 81760, 89200 and 92030.

(8) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 42400, 64320, 73040, 85760, 85840, 85920 and 95725.

(9) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 30180, 40980, 63200, 65120, 65200, 65280, 65360, 65440 and 73120.

(10) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 45200, 64320, 81680 and 86800.

(11) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 36720, 36800 and 92000.

(12) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 39090 and 39120.

(13) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 44960, 68078, 82020 and 89170.

(14) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 15970, 48640, 48720, 48880, 61280, 61360 and 61600.

(15) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 49600, 67520 and 83599.

(16) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 50160, 50240, 50320, 50360, 50400, 50480, 50560, 50640, 50720, 50800, 50880, 50960, 51040 and 51120.

(17) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 67600, 67680 and 67760.

(18) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 60400, 60480 and 61440.

(19) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 66400 and 66480.

(20) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 93120 and 93280.

(21) SML(T) in this case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration levels of the substances having PM/REF Nos. 17260 and 18670.; and

(d)immediately after paragraph 4 there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

5.  In the case of the substances listed in Part II, the specific migration limits specified in column 4 of that Part (restrictions and specifications) shall have effect with effect from 1st January 2004 where the verification of compliance is carried out in simulant D or in test media of substitute tests as prescribed in Council Directive 82/711/EEC(1) and Council Directive 85/572/EEC(2)..

(1)

O.J. No. L297, 23.10.82, p. 26, last amended by Commission Directive 97/48/EC (O.J. No. L222, 12.8.97, p.10)

(2)

O.J. No. L372, 31.12.85, p. 14

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