The European Commission validated 372 RASFF notifications this month, including 337 notifications on food, accounting for 90.59%; 26 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.99%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.42%. 8 of the products are from China, accounting for 88.89%.

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

05/03/2019

2019.0874 

Germany

China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN

migration of primary aromatic amines (6532 µg/kg - ppb) from ladles from China

withdrawal from the market

product (presumably) no longer on the market

serious

2

06/03/2019

2019.0890 

Italy

China (O), Hong Kong, Italy

migration of manganese (2.9 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (1084 mg/kg - ppm) from stainless steel strainers' set from China, via Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

3

07/03/2019

2019.0897 

Norway

China (O), Norway

migration of formaldehyde (24 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo bottles and dinner sets for kids from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

4

20/03/2019

2019.1050 

Poland

China (O), Poland

migration of formaldehyde (26.1 mg/kg - ppm) from various melamine resin dishes from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

5

26/03/2019

2019.1138 

Austria

Austria (D), China (O), Germany, INFOSAN

migration of formaldehyde (338 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (8.7 mg/kg - ppm) from children's decorated cups made with cornflour and bamboo fibers from China, via Germany

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

6

27/03/2019

2019.1163 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (21.4 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine bowls from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

7

28/03/2019

2019.1175 

Germany

China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN

migration of primary aromatic amines (19500 µg/kg - ppb) from spatula from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

8

29/03/2019

2019.1195 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Switzerland (D)

migration of formaldehyde (248; 284 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo bowls from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

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