Food Law News - UK - 1996
22 August 1996: PACKAGING - Proposed Amendments to the Plastic Materials etc Regulations 1992
Scottish Office Letter, 22 August 1996
Proposed Amendments to the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1992
Following the adoption of a further EC Directive (96/11) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (which amends the earlier Directive (90/128)), proposals have been issued for its implementation into UK legislation.
The main effects of the amendments are:
- to add to the incomplete list of additives
- to amend the list of monomers and other starting substances
- to extend the life of some list B monomers and other starting substances until 1 January 2002, and
- to amend the prohibition from "trade in and use" to "manufacture and importation into the Community" to take into account long life plastics made with list B substances
It is proposed to issue amendment Regulations late in 1996 to come into effect on the 1 January 1997.
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