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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Amendment of the principal Regulations

10.  In Schedule 1 (monomers) –

(a)in Part I, in section A in column 4, for the heading “Restrictions” there shall be substituted the heading “Restrictions and specifications”;

(b)the item number and letter, PM/REF No., CAS No., name and restriction and specification (if any) for each monomer identified in Part I of Schedule 1 to these Regulations shall be inserted in Section A of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations at the place corresponding to the number and letter (if any) specified for that monomer in the column headed “Item” in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(c)in Part I, in Section A, for the entries in column 4 (restrictions and specifications) against the items which correspond to the items listed in Part II of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, there shall be substituted the corresponding entries specified in column 4 of Part II of Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(d)in Part I, in Section A, in item 196 the entry in column 4 (restrictions and specifications) shall be omitted;

(e)in Part I, in Section B, item number 67 and the entries for it shall be omitted;

(f)in Part I, in Section B, for the entries in column 4 (restrictions and specifications) against the items which correspond to the items listed in Part III of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, there shall be substituted the corresponding entries specified in column 4 of Part III of Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(g)in Part I, in Section B, after the entries relating to item 77, there shall be inserted the item number and letter, PM/REF No., CAS No., name and restriction for the monomer listed in Part IV of Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(h)in Part I, the items in Section B which are listed in Part V of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, and the entries opposite to and corresponding to them, shall be omitted and there shall be inserted in Section A, at the place corresponding to the number and letter (if any) specified for each item in the column headed “Item No. for Section A” in Part V of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, the entries relating to that item listed in Part V of Schedule 1 to these Regulations; and

(i)in Part II there shall be inserted at the end the following paragraph–

4.  Where an entry in column 4 in Part I of this Schedule, includes a bracketed number, that entry shall be subject to the note relating to that number as follows:

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

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

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

(4) SML (T) in this specific case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the following substances mentioned as PM/REF Nos: 19540, 19960.

(5) SML (T) in this specific case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the following substances mentioned as PM/REF Nos: 14200, 14230.

(9) SML (T) in this specific case means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the following substances:–

(a)Badge (=2,2–bis(4 hydroxyphenyl) propane bis(2,3 epoxypropyl) ether

(b)Badge.H2O

(d)Badge.HCl

(e)Badge.2HCl

(f)Badge.H2O.HCl

  • However in aqueous food simulants, the SML (T) should also include Badge.2H2O(c) unless the material or article is labelled for use in contact only with those foods and beverages for which it has been demonstrated that the sum of the migration levels of the five above mentioned substa nces (a)(b)(d)(e)(f) cannot exceed 1mg/kg..

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