The European Commission validated 281 RASFF notifications this month, including 232 notifications on food, accounting for 82.56%; 27 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.61%; 22 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 7.83%. 13 of the products are from China, accounting for 59.09%.

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

01/08/2019

2019.2813 

Poland

Belarus (D), China (O), INFOSAN, Latvia (D), Lithuania (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (62 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cup with lid from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

2

07/08/2019

2019.2884 

Spain

China (O), Germany, Spain

too high level of overall migration (10.1 mg/dm²) from kitchen cooking set from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

3

08/08/2019

2019.2896 

Spain

China, Hong Kong (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (24.6 mg/kg - ppm) from dinner set from Hong Kong

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

4

08/08/2019

2019.2905 

France

Algeria (D), Belgium (D), China (O), France (D), Italy (D), Luxembourg (D), Malta (D)

migration of melamine (3.85 mg/kg - ppm) from meal set from China, via Belgium

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

5

12/08/2019

2019.2926 

Poland

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Czech Republic (D), Germany, Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Poland (D), Romania (D), Slovakia, Slovenia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (60.5 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo coffee mug from China, via Germany and via Slovakia

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

6

14/08/2019

2019.2952 

Poland

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

migration of cadmium (1.95 mg/item) and of lead (39 mg/item) from set of glasses from China, via Slovakia

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

serious

7

14/08/2019

2019.2956 

France

Austria (D), Belgium (D), Bulgaria (D), China (O), Czech Republic (D), Finland (D), France (D), Germany (D), Greece (D), Honduras (D), Hungary (D), Iceland (D), Italy (D), Malta (D), Norway (D), Poland (D), Portugal (D), Romania (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of melamine (2.9 mg/kg - ppm) from tableware set for children from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

8

14/08/2019

2019.2961 

France

Albania (D), China (O), France (D), Greece (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Portugal (D), Spain (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (up to 270 µg/kg - ppb) from plastic ladle with silicone handle from China, via Italy

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

9

14/08/2019

2019.2964 

Spain

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

migration of formaldehyde (35, 32, 73 mg/kg - ppm) from large cup from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

not serious

10

26/08/2019

2019.3037 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (71 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo pots from China

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

11

30/08/2019

2019.3087 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O), Spain

migration of chromium (4.3 mg/kg - ppm) from egg whisk from China, via Spain

withdrawal from the market

information on distribution not (yet) available

not serious

12

30/08/2019

2019.3090 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (3.5 mg/kg - ppm) from tea filter from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

13

30/08/2019

2019.3094 

Italy

China (O), Italy

too high level of overall migration (28 mg/dm²) from plastic coated paper plates and cups from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided