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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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Restriction on manufacture with additives

5.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this regulation, no person shall use in the manufacture of plastic materials or articles any prohibited additive, that is to say an additive identified by PM/REF No., CAS No. (if any) and name respectively in columns 1, 2 and 3 of Part I of Schedule 2 which is not of good technical quality.

(2) In any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations, where it is alleged that the commission of the offence is due to the manufacture of a plastic material or article with any additive identified in Part I of Schedule 2 which is not of good technical quality, it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that each such additive is present in the finished plastic material or article as an impurity, a reaction intermediate or a decomposition product.

(3) Part II of Schedule 2 shall have effect to supplement this regulation and Part I of Schedule 2.

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