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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002

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Amendments to the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998

9.  n regulation 6 (method of testing capability of transferring constituents)—

(a)for the heading, the introductory words and paragraph (1)(a) there shall be substituted the following heading—

Method of testing the capability of plastic materials or articles of transferring constituents and methods of analysis;

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

(a)in any case other than one to which sub-paragraph (b) below relates, and subject to Article 8.4 of Commission Directive 2001/62 (which may be applied on compliance with the conditions stated therein) by the verification methods specified in Schedules 3 and 4;; and

(b)after paragraph (3) there shall be added the following provisions—

“(4) The specific migration from a plastic material or article shall, where applicable, be determined in the manner specified in the relevant sub-division of paragraph 8 of the Annex to the Directive.

(5) The specific migration from a plastic material or article of the substances listed in paragraph 1 of Annex I to Commission Directive 2002/16 shall be determined in the manner specified in paragraph 3 of that Annex.

(6) The specific migration from a plastic material or article of the substances listed in paragraph 1 of Annex II to Commission Directive 2002/16 shall be determined in the manner specified in paragraph 3 of that Annex.

(7) Whether or not the detection requirement specified in Article 4 of Commission Directive 2002/16 is complied with in relation to a plastic material or article shall be determined in the manner specified in the second sentence of that Article.

(8) The quantity of a constituent in a plastic material or article shall, where applicable, be determined in the manner specified in the sub-paragraph of paragraph 8 of Annex II to the Directive relating to the term “QM(T)” or, as the case may be, the sub-paragraph of that paragraph relating to the term “QMA”.

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