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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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Method of testing capability of transferring constituents

6.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a plastic material or article shall be treated as being capable of transferring constituents to food with which it may come into contact to the extent that it is established for those purposes—

(a)in any case other than one to which sub-paragraph (b) below relates, by the verification methods specified in Schedules 3 and 4;

(b)in any case where the extent to which vinyl chloride, as identified in Section A of Part I of Schedule 1, is capable of such transfer falls to be established, by the method referred to in regulation 14(2) of the 1987 Regulations.

(2) In Schedules 3 and 4, references to migration or release of a substance shall be construed as references to the transfer of constituents to the simulant representing the food or, as the case may be, food with which it may come into contact.

(3) In paragraph (1)(a) above analytical tolerances, as referred to in paragraph 8 of Schedule 3, shall be treated as included among verification methods.

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