The European Commission validated 309 RASFF notifications this month, including 261 notifications on food, accounting for 84.47%; 36 notifications on feed, accounting for 11.65%; 12 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.88%, in which 8 products from China are contained, accounting for 66.67%.

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

05/04/2018

2018.0915

Finland

China (O), Finland

volatile organic compounds (1 %) in silicone baby feeder from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

Not serious

2

06/04/2018

2018.0921

Spain

China (O), Spain

improper import declaration for melamine tableware from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

Not serious

3

10/04/2018

2018.0940

Finland

China (O), Finland

high content of volatile organic constituents (1.6 %) in silicone pancake mould from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

Not serious

4

11/04/2018

2018.0958

Italy

Hong Kong (O), Italy

migration of chromium (spoon: 15.2; fork: 7.6 mg/kg - ppm) and of manganese (spoon: 0.3 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (spoon: 95; fork: 32 mg/kg - ppm) from spoons and forks from Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

5

12/04/2018

2018.0978

Finland

China (O), Finland, Hong Kong

volatile organic compounds (1.5 %) in barbecue silicone brush from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

Not serious

6

12/04/2018

2018.0983

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.3 mg/kg - ppm) from barbecue stainless steel spits from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

7

27/04/2018

2018.1163

Italy

China (O), Italy

inner coating oxidized of enamelled iron cups from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

8

27/04/2018

2018.1166

Poland

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.03 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen tongs made of nylon from China, via the Netherlands and via Germany

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

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