The European Commission validated 282 RASFF notifications this month, including 249 notifications on food, accounting for 88.3%; 20 notifications on feed, accounting for 7.09%; 13 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.61%. 7 of the products are from China, accounting for 53.85%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

date

reference

notified by

countries concerned

subject

action taken

distribution status

risk decision

07/12/2018

2018.3571 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), France, Germany (D), Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

migration of formaldehyde (98.83; 107.42 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo bowl from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

11/12/2018

2018.3610 

Italy

China (O), Italy

inner coating peeling off from teflon coated carbon steel baking trays from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

18/12/2018

2018.3685 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (0.6 mg/l) and of manganese (29.1 mg/l) and too high level of overall migration (2084 mg/dm²) from steel meat mincer from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

19/12/2018

2018.3700 

Italy

Hong Kong (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (anilin 0.025, 4,4'MDA 0.033 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon kitchen ustensils from Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

20/12/2018

2018.3728 

Germany

China (O), Germany, INFOSAN

migration of formaldehyde (333 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo tableware set from China

recall from consumers

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

21/12/2018

2018.3750 

Germany

China (O), Germany (D), United Kingdom (O)

migration of arsenic (0.008 mg/l), of cadmium (0.142 mg/l), of aluminium (11.3 mg/l) and of lithium (7.45 mg/l) from enameled cast iron frying pan from the United Kingdom, manufactured in China

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

31/12/2018

2018.3811 

Netherlands

Austria (D), Belgium (D), China (O), Commission Services, Germany (D), Ireland (D), Netherlands (D), Romania (D), Sweden (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of epoxidised soybean oil (ESBO) (94 mg/kg - ppm) from lids of glass jars containing chicken flavour chilli oil with tofu from China

informing recipient(s)

distribution to other member countries

not serious

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