Amendments to the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998
6. After regulation 5A insert–
“Applications for inclusion of an additive in the Community list of authorised additives
5B. (1) This regulation applies to any person who wishes to make an application for the inclusion of an eligible additive in the Community list referred to in Article 4 of the Directive.
(2) An application mentioned in paragraph (1) including supporting data must be made to EFSA before 1st January 2007.
(3) If, during examination of the data referred to in paragraph (2), EFSA calls for supplementary information, the eligible additive may, if otherwise lawful, continue to be so used until EFSA has issued an opinion, provided such information is submitted within the time limits specified by EFSA.
(4) For the purposes of this regulation an eligible additive is one whose use is permitted in one or more Member States before 1st January 2007.”.