The European Commission validated 260 RASFF notifications this month, including 227 notifications on food, accounting for 87.31%; 21 notifications on feed, accounting for 8.08%; 12 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.61%, in which 12 products from China are contained, accounting for 100%.

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

03/01/2018

2018.0017

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.2 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (13 mg/dm²) from pasta machine from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

2

04/01/2018

2018.0023

Poland

China (O), Italy

migration of cadmium (0.37 mg/item) and of lead (12.2 mg/item) from set of glasses from China, via the Czech Republic

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

3

05/01/2018

2018.0047

Germany

China (O), Commission Services, Germany (D), INFOSAN

migration of aluminium (54.7; 38.6; 35.1 mg/l), of nickel (25.9; 12.4; 8.07; 6.42 mg/l), of cobalt (7.03; 3.57; 2.49; 2.16 mg/l) and of lithium (29.2; 19.2; 16.7 mg/l) from cast-iron teapot from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

4

10/01/2018

2018.0069

Germany

China (O), Germany (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 101; 122; 126 µg/l) from kitchen utensils (spatula, spaghetti spoon and ladle) from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

5

16/01/2018

2018.0108

Lithuania

China (O), Latvia (D), Lithuania (D), Spain

deterioration of organoleptic characteristics (abnormal taste) of water in contact with plastic sport bottles for children from China, via Spain

destruction

distribution to other member countries

Not serious

6

18/01/2018

2018.0136

Italy

China (O), INFOSAN, Italy (D)

migration of melamine (6.16 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tray from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

7

24/01/2018

2018.0188

UK

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4-diaminodiphenylmethan: 6860 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon turner from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

8

26/01/2018

2018.0219

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (26 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine decorated children plates from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

9

26/01/2018

2018.0221

Poland

China (O), Poland

absence of certified analytical report for food clip from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

10

29/01/2018

2018.0242

Luxembourg

Belgium, China (O), INFOSAN, Luxembourg (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4-diaminodiphenylmethan: 0.055; 0.17 mg/kg - ppm) from ladle from China, via Belgium

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

11

31/01/2018

2018.0256

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Germany, Greece (D), Netherlands (D), Slovenia (D)

migration of lead (21.10 mg/kg - ppm) from hip flask set from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

12

31/01/2018

2018.0263

Germany

China (O), Germany

migration of primary aromatic amines (29.5 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine bowls from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

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