The European Commission validated 292 RASFF notifications this month, including 268 notifications on food, accounting for 91.78%; 18 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.16%; 6 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.05%, in which 5 products from China are contained, accounting for 83.33%.

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

01/12/2017

2017.2080

Italy

China (O), Italy (D)

migration of formaldehyde (up to 87 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine oval tray from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

2

7/12/2017

2017.2115

Cyprus

China (O), Cyprus (D), INFOSAN

migration of primary aromatic amines (PAA= 26,87 , MDA=1730 µg/kg - ppb) from plastic ladle from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

3

8/12/2017

2017.2126

Cyprus

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 1.97; 4,4-MDA: 239 µg/l) from spatula from China

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

serious

4

12/12/2017

2017.2148

Germany

China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN

migration of dimethyl phthalate (DMP) (0.106 g/100g) from glow stick drinking straws from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

5

21/12/2017

2017.CHU

Croatia

China (O), Croatia, Switzerland

migration of chromium (0.378 mg/l) from baker with cutter from China, via Switzerland

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

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