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The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2005

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PART 3Requirements for Vinyl Chloride

Limits and migration limits

6.—(1) Materials and articles which are manufactured with vinyl chloride polymers or copolymers —

(a)must not contain vinyl chloride monomer in a quantity exceeding 1 milligram per kilogram of the material or article as measured by the method of analysis specified in regulation 7(1); and

(b)must be manufactured in such a way that they do not transfer to foods with which they are in contact any quantity of vinyl chloride exceeding 0.01 milligrams of vinyl chloride per kilogram of food as measured by the method of analysis specified in regulation 7(2).

(2) No person may —

(a)sell;

(b)import; or

(c)use in the course of a business in connection with the storage, preparation, packaging, selling or serving of food,

any such material or article that does not comply with this regulation.

Methods of Analysis

7.—(1) The method used in analysing any sample for the purpose of establishing the quantity of vinyl chloride monomer present in the material or article in order to determine whether it complies with regulation 6(1)(a) shall be the method specified in the Annex to Commission Directive No. 80/766/EEC (which lays down the Community method of analysis for the official control of the vinyl chloride monomer level in materials and articles which are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs)(1).

(2) The method used in analysing any food for the purpose of establishing the quantity of vinyl chloride present in the food in order to determine whether a material or article which is or has been in contact with the food complies with regulation 6(1)(b) shall be the method specified in the Annex to Commission Directive No. 81/432/EEC (which lays down the Community method of analysis for the official control of vinyl chloride released by material and articles into foodstuffs)(2).

(1)

OJ No. L213, 16.8.90, p.42.

(2)

OJ No. L167, 24.6.81, p.6.

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