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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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30.—(1) The items identified in Section A or B of Annex II shall be taken to include—

(a)substances undergoing polymerisation (including 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) Salts (including double salts and acid salts) of aluminium, ammonium, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and sodium of authorised acids, phenols or alcohols are not included in the lists in the Annexes even if they are authorised and intentionally used; however names containing “…acid(s), salts” do appear in the lists if the corresponding free acid(s) is or are not mentioned.

(3) Salts (including double salts and acid salts) of zinc of authorised acids, phenols or alcohols are not included in the lists in the Annexes even if they are authorised and intentionally used. For these salts a Group SML = 25/mg/kg (expressed as Zn) applies. The same restriction for Zn applies to —

(a)substances whose name contains “….acid(s), salts” which appear in the lists, if the corresponding free acid(s) is or are not mentioned; and

(b)substances referred to in note 38 of Annex VI.

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