April – June 2021, the European Commission validated 1120 RASFF notifications , including 1003 notifications on food, accounting for 89.55%; 56 notifications on feed, accounting for 5%; 61 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5.45%. 28 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 45.90%.

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 Basis

Risk Decision

28-06-2021

2021.3384

Italy

Kitchen tongs in polyammide

Migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'- methylenedianiline and aniline)

Destruction

Border control - consignment detained

Serious

25-06-2021

2021.3356

Italy

Steel forks

Migration of chromium (up to 0.66 mg/kg - ppm)

Recall from consumer

Official control on the market

Undecided

25-06-2021

2021.3355

Slovakia

Nylon spaghetti scoop

Migration of primary aromatic amines

Withdrawal from the market, informing recipient(s)

Official control on the market

Serious

23-06-2021

2021.3301

Slovenia

Baking silicone cake mold

High content of volatile constituents

Informing recipient(s), destruction

Border control - consignment released

Not serious

17-06-2021

2021.3153

Finland

Melamine spoon

Migration of melamine and formaldehyde

Official detention

Border control - consignment detained

Serious

09-06-2021

2021.2986

Germany

Coffee cup with bamboo fibres

Migration of melamine and formaldehyde

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Serious

07-06-2021

2021.2914

Belgium

Melamine products with plant fibers (bamboo)

The labelling as 'sustainable’, 'environmentally friendly' is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the ‘natural’ aspect rather than the real composition of the product.

 

 (Art. 3 EU 1935/2004).

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Monitoring of media

Not serious

07-06-2021

2021.2904

Belgium

Melamine products with plant fibers (wheat)

The labelling as 'ecological', 'environmentally friendly’ or ‘biodegradable’, is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the ‘natural’ aspect rather than the real composition of the product.

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Monitoring of media

Not serious

04-06-2021

2021.2895

Belgium

Melamine products with plant fibers (wheat)

The labelling as 'natural', 'eco-friendly', 'environmentally friendly’ or ‘recyclable’, is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the ‘natural’ aspect rather than the real composition of the product.

 

 (Art. 3 EU 1935/2004).

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Monitoring of media

Not serious

04-06-2021

2021.2893

Belgium

Melamine products with plant fibers (bamboo, wheat)

The labelling as 'biodegradable', 'environmentally friendly’ or ‘recyclable’, is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the ‘natural’ aspect rather than the real composition of the product.

 (Art. 3 EU 1935/2004).

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Monitoring of media

Not serious

04-06-2021

2021.2892

Belgium

Drinking cup

Migration of cobalt

Recall from consumer, public warning - press release, withdrawal from the market

Company's own check

Undecided

04-06-2021

2021.2883

Lithuania

Electric kettle

Deterioration of organoleptic characteristics of food in contact with electric kettles

Destruction

Consumer complaint

Not serious

04-06-2021

2021.2877

Belgium

Melamine tableware / kitchenware with plant fibers (wheat)

The labelling as 'biodegradable' & 'healthy' is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the ‘natural’ aspect rather than the real composition of the product.

 (Art. 3 EU 1935/2004).

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Monitoring of media

Not serious

03-06-2021

2021.2862

Belgium

Melamine tableware with bamboo and maize fibers

Other non-compliance identified: the claim "NIET-GIFTIG EN MILIEUVRIENDELIJK BAMBOE" (English translation: "non-toxic and environmentfriendly bamboo") is misleading as it focuses the customer’s attention on the natural aspect rather than on the real composition of the product (Art. 3 EU 1935/2004).

Informing authorities, (requested) removal of online offer

Official control on the market

Not serious

03-06-2021

2021.2847

Spain

Bamboo chopsticks

Without documentation characteristics and composition

Destruction

Border control - consignment detained

Not serious

28-05-2021

2021.2738

Germany

Kitchen tool set 5 pieces

Migration of primary aromatic amine (4,4'- diaminodiphenylmethane)

Withdrawal from recipient(s)

Official control on the market

Serious

28-05-2021

2021.2726

Poland

Mealmine snack bowl

Migration of formaldehyde (method A mean value: 29,6 ± 4,7 mg/kg, method B mean value: 29,3 ± 4,4 mg/kg)

Official detention

Border control - consignment detained

Undecided

26-05-2021

2021.2677

Belgium

Melamine plastic plates

Not defined

Recall from consumer, public warning - press release

Official control on the market

Undecided

26-05-2021

2021.2676

Spain

Vajilla melamina y bambú

Unauthorised use of bamboo in Tableware

No action taken

Border control - forwarded to destination

 

Not serious

18-05-2021

2021.2463

Spain

Vajilla-cups

Unauthorised use of bamboo in cups

Re-dispatch

Border control - consignment detained

Not serious

18-05-2021

2021.2465

Spain

Vajilla

Unauthorised use of bamboo

Re-dispatch

Border control - consignment detained

Not serious

18-05-2021

2021.2485

Belgium

Small melamine food bowls

Not defined

Return to consignor

Border control - consignment detained

Undecided

12-05-2021

2021.2374

Slovenia

Silicone baking mold

High content of volatile constituents (0,92%)

Withdrawal from the market

Border control - consignment released

Not serious

07-05-2021

2021.2281

Ireland

Bamboo tableware

Plastic and bamboo composite

Destruction

Border control - consignment detained

Undecided

22-04-2021

2021.2000

Germany

Topf /// pot

Migration of lead and cadmium

Withdrawal from recipient(s)

Official control on the market

Serious