July – September 2021, the European Commission validated 1176 RASFF notifications , including 1033 notifications on food, accounting for 87.84%; 67 notifications on feed, accounting for 5.70%; 76 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.46%. 44 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 57.89%.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

Date

Reference

Notified by

Product

Subject

Action Taken

Notification Basis

Risk Decision

28 SEP 2021

2021.5187

Germany

Reusable Bamboo Travel Coffee Mug

Unauthorised use of bamboo in reusable travel mug offered online for sale

No measures found for this notification.

Monitoring of media

Not serious

27 SEP 2021

2021.5158

Belgium

Melamine dinner set

Migration of formaldehyde from melamine dinner set from China

Destruction

Border control - consignment detained

Serious

24 SEP 2021

2021.5107

Poland

Lunchboxes

The lunchbox is made of 70% PP5 plastic (polypropylene) and 30% wheat straw.

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Not serious

20 SEP 2021

2021.5003

Spain

China polyamide kitchenware

MIGRATION OF PRIMARY AROMATIC AMINES – KITCHENWARE- CHINA

Destruction

Border control - consignment detained

Serious

16 SEP 2021

2021.4944

Poland

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber, corn fiber and melamine

Unauthorized use of bamboo and maize in melamine tableware from China

Withdrawal from the market/Destruction

Official control on the market

Not serious

15 SEP 2021

2021.4933

Poland

Bowl, mug

 

Unauthorised use of bamboo and of maize in bamboo fibres, maize starch and melamine's bowls and mugs from CN

Withdrawal from the market

Official control on the market

Not serious

10 SEP 2021

2021.4856

Germany

Children's tableware set, 5 pieces

Unauthorised use of bamboo in children's tableware set offered online for sale

Withdrawal from the market

Monitoring of media

Not serious

9 SEP 2021

2021.4826

Poland

Chochla Florina CHOCHLA SMART-MULTI

Exceeding the specific migration of primary aromatic amines (PAA) from the product made of plastic artificial, intended for contact with food, called Chochla Florina

Public warning/ Withdrawal from recipient(s)

Official control on the market

Serious

8 SEP 2021

2021.4811

Germany

Children's bamboo tableware

Unauthorised use of bamboo in bamboo fibres and melamine children's tableware offered online for sale

Detained by operator

Monitoring of media

Not serious

3 SEP 2021

2021.4728

Finland

Take away mug

Unauthorised use of wheat straw + plastic (PP) mixture in take away mugs from China.

Official detention

Border control - consignment detained

Not serious

 

2 SEP 2021

2021.4683

Poland

5 piece bamboo tableware set

unauthorised use of bamboo in bamboo fibres, maize starch and melamine children's tableware from China, dispatched from Taiwan

Border control - consignment detained

Destruction

Not serious

2 SEP 2021

2021.4678

Poland

Plastic water bottle (PP + wheat straw)

Unauthorised use of wheat in plastic bottles from China

Border control - consignment detained

Return to consignor

Not serious

1 SEP 2021

2021.4662

Poland

Nylon kitchen utensil set of 4 pieces

Migration of primary aromatic amines from kitchen utensils set from China

Border control - consignment detained

Destruction

Serious

31 AUG 2021

2021.4643

Poland

Patato masher

 

Migration of primary aromatic amines from the potato masher (FCM) from China

Official control on the market

 

Public warning - press release

Serious

30 AUG 2021

2021.4599

Greece

Knife C-PLA, white, 16,6cm, reusable

Unauthorised substance (tributyl citrate) in knife C-PLA from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Undecided

26 AUG 2021

2021.4561

Estonia

Bamboo cups

Unauthorised use of bamboo in melamine and bamboo fiber drinking bamboo cups from China

Official control on the market

Informing recipient(s)

Not serious

 

25 AUG 2021

2021.4535

Spain

KITCHENWARE

MIGRATION OF PRIMARY AROMATIC AMINES – KITCHENWARE- CHINA

Border control - consignment detained

Placed under customs seals

Serious

 

24 AUG 2021

2021.4517

Poland

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber powder and melamine

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber powder and melamine from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

24 AUG 2021

2021.4512

 

Estonia

Mug to Go "Tropic" 350ml

 

Unauthorised use of bamboo in melamine and bamboo fiber drinking mugs from China, via Germany

Official control on the market

Monitoring of the recall/withdrawal

Not serious

24 AUG 2021

2021.4511

Poland

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber powder, corn powder and melamine

Unauthorised use of bamboo and of maize in melamine, bamboo fiber (50%) and corn powder (30%) products from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

17 AUG 2021

2021.4391

Poland

Lunchbox

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber, corn powder and melamine

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

11 AUG 2021

2021.4296

Estonia

Drinking mug 425 ML

Drinking mugs made of a mixture of bamboo fiber and melamine

Official control on the market

 

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

6 AUG 2021

2021.4192

Luxembourg 

 

Tableware set

Unauthorised bamboo in melamineware from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

3 AUG 2021

2021.4105

Spain

Tableware

Unauthorised use of bamboo and other vegetable fibres in plastic tableware from China

Official control on the market

 

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

2 AUG 2021

2021.4087

Belgium

PLA & bamboo cup

Cup with 85% PLA and 15% bamboo powder from China, via the United Kingdom

Border control - consignment detained

Seizure

Not serious

2 AUG 2021

2021.4086

Belgium

PLA & bamboo cup

FCM with 85% PLA and 15% bamboo powder originating from China

Border control - consignment released

Seizure

Undecided

2 AUG 2021

2021.4076

Luxembourg

Cup to go

Unauthorised bamboo in melamineware

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market/ Destruction

Not serious

28 JUL 2021

2021.3984

Spain

Tableware

Unauthorised use of bamboo in tableware from China

Consumer complaint

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

 

26 JUL 2021

2021.3948

Poland

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber powder and melamine

Products made of a mixture of bamboo fiber powder and melamine from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

23 JUL 2021

2021.3914

Portugal

Food tong,black nylon head, handle in satin finish, with black tpr anti-slip bar, length: 30cm

Migration of primary aromatic amines above limits in polyamide kitchen tongs from China

Border control - consignment detained

Re-dispatch

Undecided

21 JUL 2021

2021.3857

Portugal

Melamine bowls

Specific melamine migration above limits in bowls from China

Border control - consignment detained

Destruction

Undecided

18 JUL 2021

2021.3819

Portugal

Lunch Box (Bamboo)

Unauthorised use of bamboo in bamboo fibres, corn powder and melamine lunch boxes from China, dispatched from the United Kingdom

Border control - consignment detained

Official detention

Not serious

16 JUL 2021

2021.3796

Malta

Bamboo lunchbox and travel mug

Bamboo, corn and other plants fibre mixed with melamine in bamboo lunchbox and travel mug from China

Border control - consignment detained

Placed under customs seals

Not serious

16 JUL 2021

2021.3795

Greece

PLA lunch box

 

Unauthorised substance (tributyl citrate) in PLA lunch box from China

Border control - consignment detained

Official detention

Undecided

15 JUL 2021

2021.3779

Germany

Tableware set for children

Migration of melamine and formaldehyde from tableware set for children from China

Official control on the market

 

No stock left

Not serious

15 JUL 2021

2021.3766

Poland

Lunch box natural M P18

FCM Lunch box natural containing PP and bioingredient - rice husk

Official control on the market

Official control on the market

Not serious

13 JUL 2021

2021.3714

Greece

PLA coffee cup

Unauthorised use of straw in PLA coffee cup from China

Border control - consignment detained

Official detention

Not serious

12 JUL 2021

2021.3694

Luxembourg

Cup to go

Unauthorised additive (bamboo) in plastic cup to go

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market/ Removal of online offer/ Destruction

Not serious

9 JUL 2021

2021.3675

Luxembourg

Cup to go

Suspicion of unauthorized use of bamboo in plastic cup to go

Monitoring of media

Informing authorities

Not serious

9 JUL 2021

2021.3655

Spain

Vajilla plástico

Unauthorized substances in Plastic Tableware from China

Border control - consignment detained

Re-dispatch

Not serious

7 JUL 2021

2021.3589

Finland

Silicone suction plate

Migration of volatile organic constituents (1.6 %) from silocon cups for toddlers from China, via Denmark

Official control on the market

Recall from consumer

Undecided

6 JUL 2021

2021.3552

Estonia

Travel cup

Deterioration of organoleptic characteristics of plastic cup from China

Official control on the market

Withdrawal from the market/ Recall from consumer

Not serious

5 JUL 2021

2021.3521

Slovenia

Silicon kitchen set with wooden handles

Migration of volatile organic constituents (0.86 %) from silicon kitchen set with wooden handles from China

Border control - consignment released

Withdrawal from the market

Not serious

5 JUL 2021

2021.3515

Spain

Vajilla (bol)

Unauthorised use of bamboo in Tableware made from a mix of bamboo fibres and melamine/ polyamide from China

Border control - consignment detained

 

Destruction

Not serious