Paragraph 1 does not apply to plastic materials and arti-
cles, which by their nature are clearly intended to come into
contact with foodstuffs.
Directive 90/128/EEC, as amended by the Directives set
out in Annex VII, Part A, is hereby repealed without prejudice
to the obligations of the Member States in respect of the dead-
lines for transposition and application laid down in Annex VII,
References to the repealed Directives shall be construed as
references to this Directive and be read in accordance with the
correlation table set out in Annex VIII.
This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following
that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European
This Directive is addressed to the Member States.
Done at Brussels, 6 August 2002.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
Official Journal of the European Communities