The European Commission validated 355 RASFF notifications this month, including 315 notifications on food, accounting for 88.73%; 23 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.48%; 17 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.79%. 13 of the products are from China, accounting for 76.47%.

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

01/04/2019

2019.1231 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (18.4 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine chopsticks from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

2

03/04/2019

2019.1250 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.49 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon kitchen utensils from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

3

03/04/2019

2019.1254 

Croatia

China (O), Croatia

migration of formaldehyde (6.65 mg/dm²) from bamboo cups from China

destruction

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

4

04/04/2019

2019.1287 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O)

migration of melamine (39.17 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

public warning - press release

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

5

04/04/2019

2019.1294 

Belgium

Belgium, China (O), France (D), Netherlands (D), Spain

migration of melamine (13.91 mg/kg - ppm) from children plates from China

public warning - press release

distribution to other member countries

undecided

6

11/04/2019

2019.1373 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (5.530 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon ladle from China

informing authorities

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

7

11/04/2019

2019.1374 

Greece

Albania (D), Bulgaria (D), Canada, China (O), Cyprus (D), Greece (D), INFOSAN, Kosovo (D), Romania (D)

migration of melamine (between 2.7 and 6.6 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine decorated children plates from China, via Canada

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

8

16/04/2019

2019.1432 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (19.9 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine mugs from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

9

17/04/2019

2019.1452 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (18.4 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine chopsticks from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

10

18/04/2019

2019.1469 

Belgium

Belgium (D), Hong Kong (O), INFOSAN

migration of formaldehyde (99.76 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (25.16; 3.03 mg/kg - ppm) from plates from Hong Kong

public warning - press release

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

11

18/04/2019

2019.1484 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.6; 0.4; 14.9 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (17; 49 mg/dm²) from charcoal barbecue from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

12

19/04/2019

2019.1498 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of melamine (6.1 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

13

24/04/2019

2019.1519 

Cyprus

China (O), Cyprus (D)

migration of melamine (4.01; 3.02; 3.43 mg/kg - ppm) from white melamine oval plate from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution restricted to notifying country

not serious