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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

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C. Special cases

8.  The Table to this Part of this Schedule shall be read with the notes to it.

Conditions of contact in worst foreseeable useTest conditions
Contact timeTest time
t<=5 minutesa
5 minutes<t<=0.5 hours0.5 hours
0.5 hours<t<=0.5 hours1 hour
1 hour<t<=2 hours2 hours
2 hours<t<=4 hours4 hours
4 hours<t<=24 hours24 hours
t>24 hours10 days
contact temperatureTest temperature



The period of time which represents the worst foreseeable conditions of contact.


This temperature shall be used only for simulant D. For simulant A, B or C the test may be replaced by a test at 100°C or at reflux temperature for a duration of four times the time selected in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Part of this Schedule.

70°C<T<=100°C100°C or reflux temperature

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