The European Commission validated 229 RASFF notifications this month, including 205 notifications on food, accounting for 89.52%; 16 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.99%; 8 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.49%. 6 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 75%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

Date

Reference

Notified by

Product

Subject

Action Taken

Notification Type

Risk Decision

08/05/2020

2020.1931

Ireland

Nylon Whisk

Migration of primary aromatic amines (0.0144 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon whisk from China

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Serious

12/05/2020

2020.1988

Germany

Coffee mugs made from melamine and bamboo fibres mix, but declared to be made from bamboo

Migration of formaldehyde (15.7; 18.9 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (4.3; 3.6; 5.3 mg/kg - ppm) from and insufficient labelling of coffee mugs made from melamine and bamboo fibres mix, but declared to be made from bamboo from China, via the Netherlands

Destruction

Official control on the market

Undecided

18/05/2020

2020.2076

Czech Republic

Set of bamboo fiber dishes

Migration of formaldehyde (23.4 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (3.76 mg/kg - ppm) from set of bamboo fiber dishes from China

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Not serious

20/05/2020

2020.2097

Portugal

Bamboo fibre decorated cups

Migration of formaldehyde (16.37 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.5 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fibre decorated cups from China

Official detention

Consignment under customs

Undecided

22/05/2020

2020.2139

Ireland

Slotted Spoon

Migration of primary aromatic amines ( 0.0755 mg/kg - ppm) from slotted spoon from China

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Serious

22/05/2020

2020.2131

Ireland

Nylon Spoon

Migration of primary aromatic amines (0.4737 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon spoons from China

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Serious