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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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1.  Subject to Parts III, IV, V, VI and VII of this Schedule, the simulants to be used in migration testing are specified in the Table to this paragraph (referred to in this Part of this Schedule as “the Table”).


AbbreviationFood Simulant
Simulant A:Distilled water or water of equivalent quality
Simulant B:3% Acetic acid (w/v) in aqueous solution
Simulant C:10% Ethanol (v/v) in aqueous solution save that the concentration of ethanol solution shall be adjusted to the actual alcoholic strength of the food if it exceeds 10% (v/v)
Simulant D:Rectified olive oil having the characteristics specified in paragraph 3 of this Part of this Schedule or, subject to paragraph 5 of this Part of this Schedule, any of the fatty food simulants specified in paragraph 4 of this Part of this Schedule

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