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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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1998 No. 1376


The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998


1st June 1998

Laid before Parliament

4th June 1998

Coming into force

1st July 1998

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly in relation to England and Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Scotland, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 6(4), 16(2), 17(1), 26(1)(a) and (3), 31 and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1), after consultation in accordance with section 48(4) with such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the Regulations; the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated(2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3) in relation to materials and articles in contact with food or drink or intended for such contact, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 2(2) in so far as these Regulations could not have been made under the powers hereinbefore mentioned; and in exercise of all other powers enabling the said Minister and aforesaid Secretaries of State in that behalf hereby make the following Regulations:


1990 c. 16; “the Ministers” is defined in section 4(1) of the Act; section 6(4)(a) was amended by paragraph 6 of Schedule 9 to the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40).

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