The European Commission validated 368 RASFF notifications this month, including 331 notifications on food, accounting for 89.95%; 25 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.79%; 12 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.26%. 9 of the 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:

S/N

date

reference

notified by

countries concerned

subject

action taken

distribution status

risk decision

1

05/02/2019

2019.0402 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of formaldehyde (25 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine kitchenware from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

2

08/02/2019

2019.0476 

Italy

Italy, Taiwan (O)

inner coating peeling off and too high level of overall migration (58 mg/dm²) from teflon coated springform pans from Taiwan

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

3

08/02/2019

2019.0480 

Poland

China (O), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (between 1.3 and 24.7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cup from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

4

11/02/2019

2019.0488 

Lithuania

China (O), Lithuania (D), Netherlands

unsuitable organoleptic characteristics (smell) of paper cake forms from China, via the Netherlands

destruction

no distribution from notifying country

not serious

5

11/02/2019

2019.0492 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of formaldehyde (17; 16; 30 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine kitchenware from China

informing authorities

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

6

12/02/2019

2019.0505 

Italy

China (O), Hong Kong, Italy

migration of nickel (41.9; 55.7 mg/kg - ppm) from baby spoon and fork set from China, via Hong Kong

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

7

15/02/2019

2019.0583 

Finland

China (O), Finland

migration of nickel (4.5 mg/dm²) from kitchen tools from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

8

15/02/2019

2019.0584 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), France (D), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Portugal (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D)

migration of formaldehyde (191 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (7.2 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo bowls from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

9

18/02/2019

2019.0604 

Poland

China (O), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (25.3; 29.7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided


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