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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Title, application and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 3.Restriction on the use, sale or import of plastic materials and articles

    2. 4.Restriction on the use of monomers in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles

    3. 5.Restriction on the use of additives in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles

    4. 6.Required standard for non-migration of constituents of monomers

    5. 7.Required standard for non-migration of constituents of additives

    6. 8.Required standard for products obtained by bacterial fermentation

    7. 9.Required standards relating to overall migration limits

    8. 10.Required standard for non-migration of primary aromatic amines

    9. 11.Required standard relating to plastic multi-layer materials and articles

    10. 12.Provisions relating to the use of certain epoxy derivatives (BADGE, BDGE and NOGE)

    11. 13.Method of testing the capability of plastic materials or articles to transfer constituents, and methods of analysis

    12. 14.Labelling and documentation

  4. PART 3

    1. 15.Enforcement

    2. 16.Offences and Penalties

    3. 17.Offences by corporate bodies or Scottish partnerships

    4. 18.Time limit for prosecutions

    5. 19.Offences due to the act or default of a third party

    6. 20.Defence of exercising due diligence etc

    7. 21.Transitional defence relating to PVC gaskets containing epoxidised soybean oil

    8. 22.Other transitional defences and savings

    9. 23.Procedure where a sample is to be analysed

    10. 24.Secondary analysis by the Government Chemist

  5. PART 4

    1. 25.Applications for inclusion of an additive in the Community list of authorised additives

  6. PART 5

    1. 26.Application of provisions of the Act

    2. 27.Amendment of the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

    3. 28.Amendments to the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2007

    4. 29.Revocations

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Supplementary provisions relating to Annexes II and III

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Provisions Applicable when Testing Compliance with the Migration Limits

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Overall and Specific Migration Testing Using Food Simulants

      1. PART 1 Basic Rules

      2. PART 2 Food Simulants to be used in Migration Testing

      3. PART 3 Selection of Food Simulants

      4. PART 4 Simulants to be used in relation to a Specific Food or Group of Foods

      5. PART 5 Migration Test Conditions (Times and Temperatures)

      6. PART 6 Substitute Fat Test for Overall and Specific Migration

      7. PART 7 Alternative Fat Tests for Overall and Specific Migration

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Information to be contained in a declaration of compliance

  8. Explanatory Note

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