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(12)
Only authorised substances should be used in the manu-
facture of all the types of regenerated cellulose films,
including regenerated cellulose films coated with plastics.
(13)
In the case of regenerated cellulose films coated with
coatings consisting of plastics, the layer in contact with
foodstuffs consists of a material similar to plastic
materials and articles intended to come into contact
with foodstuffs. Therefore it is appropriate that the
rules
provided
for
in
Commission
Directive
2002/72/EC of 6 August 2002 relating to plastic
materials and articles intended to come into contact
with foodstuffs (
1
) apply also to such films.
(14)
In the interest of consistency of Community legislation,
the verification of compliance of plastic-coated regen-
erated cellulose films with the migration limits set by
Directive 2002/72/EC should be carried out according
to the rules laid down in Council Directive 82/711/EEC
of 18 October 1982 laying down the basic rules
necessary for testing migration of the constituents of
plastic materials and articles intended to come into
contact
with
foodstuffs (
2
)
and
Council
Directive
85/572/EEC of 19 December 1985 laying down the
list of simulants to be used for testing migration of
constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to
come into contact with foodstuffs (
3
).
(15)
The measures provided for in this Directive are in
accordance
with
the
opinion
of
the
Standing
Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.
(16)
This Directive should be without prejudice to the obli-
gations of the Member States relating to the time-limits
for transposition into national law and application of the
Directives set out in Annex III, Part B,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:
Article 1
1.
This Directive is a specific directive within the meaning of
Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
2.
This Directive shall apply to regenerated cellulose film
within the meaning of the description given in Annex I
which is intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or
which, by virtue of its purpose, does come into such contact
and which either:
(a) constitutes a finished product in itself; or
(b) forms part of a finished product containing other materials.
3.
This Directive shall not apply to synthetic casings of
regenerated cellulose.
Article 2
The regenerated cellulose films referred to in Article 1(2) shall
belong to one of the following types:
(a) uncoated regenerated cellulose film;
(b) coated regenerated cellulose film with coating derived from
cellulose; or
(c) coated regenerated cellulose film with coating consisting of
plastics.
Article 3
1.
Regenerated cellulose films referred to in Article 2(a) and
(b) shall be manufactured using only substances or groups of
substances listed in Annex II subject to the restrictions set out
therein.
2.
By way of derogation from paragraph 1, substances other
than those listed in Annex II may be used when these
substances are employed as colouring matter (dyes and
pigments) or as adhesives, provided that there is no trace of
migration of the substances into or onto foodstuffs, detectable
by a validated method.
Article 4
1.
Regenerated cellulose film referred to in Article 2(c) shall
be manufactured, prior to coating, using only substances or
groups of substances listed in the first part of Annex II,
subject to the restrictions set out therein.
2.
The coating to be applied to the regenerated cellulose film
referred to in paragraph 1 shall be manufactured using only
substances or groups of substances listed in Annexes II to VI
to Directive 2002/72/EC, subject to the restrictions set out
therein.
EN
L 172/72
Official Journal of the European Union
30.6.2007
(
1
) OJ L 220, 15.8.2002, p. 18. Directive as last amended by Directive
2007/19/EC (OJ L 91, 31.3.2007, p. 17).
(
2
) OJ L 297, 23.10.1982, p. 26. Directive as last amended by
Commission Directive 97/48/EC (OJ L 222, 12.8.1997, p. 10).
(
3
) OJ L 372, 31.12.1985, p. 14. Directive as last amended by
Commission Directive 2007/19/EC.