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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

7.  Immediately after regulation 4 there shall be inserted the following regulation –

Restriction on the manufacture of plastic materials and articles using certain substances other than as monomers or additives

4A.(1) No person shall use BADGE in the manufacture of any plastic material or article, where the use is not as a monomer or an additive –

(a)on or after 1st January 2005; or

(b)prior to that date in contravention of the restriction specified in paragraph 1 of Annex 1 to Commission Directive 2002/16, as read with the second sentence of paragraph 2 of that Annex.

(2) No person shall use BFDGE in the manufacture of any plastic material or article, where the use is not as a monomer or an additive –

(a)on or after 1st January 2005; or

(b)prior to that date in contravention of the restriction specified in paragraph 1 of Annex II to Commission Directive 2002/16, as read with the second sentence of paragraph 2 of that Annex.

(3) No person shall use NOGE in the manufacture of any plastic material or article, where the use is not as a monomer or additive –

(a)on or after 1st January 2005; or

(b)prior to that date but on or after 1st March 2003, in contravention of the restriction specified in the first sentence of Article 4 of Commission Directive 2002/16.

(4) No plastic material or article manufactured using BADGE other than as a monomer or an additive shall be capable of transferring constituents of BADGE to food with which the plastic material or article may come into contact, in quantities exceeding the appropriate limit specified in paragraph 1 of Annex I to Commission Directive 2002/16, as read with the second sentence of paragraph 2 of that Annex.

(5) No plastic material or article manufactured using BFDGE other than as a monomer or an additive shall be capable of transferring constituents of BFDGE to food with which the plastic material or article may come into contact, in quantities exceeding the appropriate limit specified in paragraph 1 of Annex II to Commission Directive 2002/16, as read with the second sentence of paragraph 2 of that Annex.

(6) On or after 1st March 2003, no plastic material or article manufactured using NOGE other than as a monomer or an additive shall fail to comply with the requirements of the first sentence of Article 4 of Commission Directive 2002/16..

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