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The main amendments compared to the previous version of the Guide dated 1 March 2002
The Table of Contents now contains more references to help you to find information
on specific issues more easily.
Radical changes have been made to chapters I and II. Sections 1, 2, 5 of Chapter II in
the last edition of the Guide and that related to the regulation of plastic materials and
articles are transferred into Chapter I in order to put all the issues mainly related to
plastics together. Only the Sections 3 and 4 related to the Scientific Committee on
Food remain in Chapter II as they provide the information you may need onall the
materials and articles included in a positive list.
The appendix 4 of Chapter I of the previous version of "Practical Guide" which dealt
with the "mutual recognition" has been deleted.
The Chapter II, Section 1 of the previous version of "Practical Guide", which dealt
with the "positive list of monomers", has been re-written to better explain on the
identification of the starting substances used in the manufacture of thermoset
polymers (see the new version in Chapter I, Section 3, paragraph 3.1.2).
Chapter I, Section 3.2 of this version of "Practical Guide" now contains information
about the Commission services intention to transform the list of authorised additives
into a "positive list"
Chapter I, Section 3, paragraph 7.2 of the previous version of "Practical Guide" which
dealt with overall migration is now clearer about the interpretation of "analytical
tolerance" and this now appears in (see the addition of the interpretation in Chapter I,
Section 3 (Plastics Part 1), paragraph 8.2).
Chapter I, Section 3, paragraph 7.1 of the previous version of "Practical Guide" now
has an interpretation of the second paragraph of Article 4 of Directive 2002/72/EC.
This paragraph establishes the date of the enforcement of the SMLs for the additives
listed in Section B of Annex III of the Directive. This clarification appears in Chapter
I, Section 3, paragraph 8.1
Chapter I, Section 3, paragraph 10.1 of this version of the "Practical Guide" explains
where we are with developing the concept of Fat (consumption) Reduction Factors.
Chapter I, Section 16 contains an update on the situation of the Adhesives.
Chapter III contains an update on the activities of CEN.