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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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D. Selection of simulants for testing materials and articles which are accompanied by a specific indication

8.  A specific indication referred to in paragraph 7 of this Part of this Schedule is expressed in accordance with this paragraph if it is expressed—

(a)at a marketing stage other than retail, by using the reference number in column 1 of the Table to Part IV of these Regulations or the decription of food in column 2 of that Table which, in either case, corresponds to the food;

(b)at the retail stage, by using an indication which refers to only a few foods or groups of foods described in the Table to Part IV of this Schedule.

Simulants to be selected for testing food contact materials in special cases
Contact foodsSimulant
Only aqueous foodsSimulant A
Only acidic foodsSimulant B
Only alcoholic foodsSimulant C
Only fatty foodsSimulant D
All aqueous and acidic foodsSimulant B
All alcoholic and aqueous foodsSimulant C
All alcoholic and acidic foodsSimulants C and B
All fatty and aqueous foodsSimulants D and A
All fatty and acidic foodsSimulants D and B
All fatty, alcoholic and aqueous foodsSimulants D and C
All fatty, alcoholic and acidic foodsSimulants D, C and B

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