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EN
Official Journal of the European Communities
15.8.2002
L 220/25
QM
= Maximum permitted quantity of the `residual' substance in the material or article;
QM(T)
= Maximum permitted quantity of the `residual' substance in the material or article expressed as total of
moiety or substance(s) indicated. For the purpose of this Directive the quantity of the substance in the
material or article should be determined by a validated method of analysis. If such a method does not
currently exist, an analytical method with appropriate performance characteristics at the specified limit
may be used, pending the development of a validated method;
QMA= Maximum permitted quantity of the `residual' substance in the finished material or article expressed as mg
per 6 dm
2
of the surface in contact with foodstuffs. For the purpose of this Directive the quantity of the
substance in the surface of the material or article should be determined by a validated method of analysis.
If such a method does not currently exist, an analytical method with appropriate performance characteris-
tics at the specified limit may be used, pending the development of a validated method;
QMA(T) = Maximum permitted quantity of the `residual' substance in the material or article expressed as mg of total
of moiety or substance(s) indicated per 6 dmē of the surface in contact with foodstuffs. For the purpose of
this Directive the quantity of the substance in the surface of the material or article should be determined
by a validated method of analysis. If such a method does not currently exist, an analytical method with
appropriate performance characteristics at the specified limit may be used, pending the development of a
validated method;
SML
= Specific migration limit in food or in food simulant, unless it is specified otherwise. For the purpose of
this Directive the specific migration of the substance should be determined by a validated method of
analysis. If such a method does not currently exist, an analytical method with appropriate performance
characteristics at the specified limit may be used, pending the development of a validated method;
SML(T)
= Specific migration limit in food or in food simulant expressed as total of moiety or substance(s) indicated.
For the purpose of this Directive the specific migration of the substances should be determined by a
validated method of analysis If such a method does not currently exist, an analytical method with
appropriate performance characteristics at the specified limit may be used, pending the development of a
validated method.