The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018
Commencement: 29th November 2018
Amends: The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
This Regulation provides for the enforcement of Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 to set limits for the amount of Bisphenol A (BPA) used in food contact materials that may be released from varnishes and coatings into the food which they are in contact with.
From 6th September 2018, no more than 0.05mg of BPA may be released from varnishes and coatings per kg of food with which they are in contact.
In relation to varnishes or coatings specifically intended to come into contact with foods for babies, infants or young children, as of 6th September 2018 no migration of BPA shall be permitted.
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