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The Preservatives in Food Regulations 1989

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Regulation 8(1)

SCHEDULE 4SAMPLING OF CITRUS FRUIT TREATED WITH BIPHENYL, 2-HYDROXYBIPHENYL OR SODIUM BIPHENYL-2-YL OXIDE

PART I

Procuring of sample

1.  A sample shall be procured using scientific methods which ensure that the sample is representative of the lot to which it relates.

2.  A sample shall satisfy at least the following requirements–

(a)in the case of goods packaged in crates, boxes or similar containers–

Numbers of containers in the lotUp to 1,000Above 1,000
Minimum number of containers to be sampled ... ... ... ...34
Mass, in kg., of fruit to be treated as sample per container ... ... ... ...22

(b)in the case of goods in bulk–

Mass of batch in kg. ... ... ... ...Up to 500Above 500
Mass, in kg., to be treated as sample ... ... ... ...68

3.  In this Part of this Schedule, the expression “lot” means a part of a consignment, which part has throughout the same characteristics such as variety of fruit, degree of ripeness and type of packaging.

PART II

Packaging and delivery of sample

1.  Each part of the sample shall be placed in an air-tight container which shall be sealed.

2.  Each part of the sample to be submitted for analysis shall be delivered so packaged as quickly as possible to the test laboratory.

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