The European Commission validated 416 RASFF notifications this month, including 386 notifications on food, accounting for 92.79%; 22 notifications on feed, accounting for 5.29%; 8 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 1.92%, in which 7 products from China are contained, accounting for 87.5%.

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

01/11/2017

2017.1820

Czech Republic

Austria (D), Belgium (D), Bulgaria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Czech Republic (D), Denmark (D), Estonia (D), Finland (D), France (D), Germany (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Ireland (D), Italy (D), Lithuania (D), Luxembourg (D), Netherlands (D), Norway (D), Poland (D), Romania (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D), Sweden (D), Switzerland (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of cadmium (0.78 mg/item) and of lead (8.7 mg/item) from set of glasses from China, via Germany

withdrawal from the market

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

2

10/11/2017

2017.1924

Slovenia

China (O), Hong Kong, INFOSAN, Italy (D), Slovenia (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (26.6; 15.2 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon turner from China, via Hong Kong and via Italy

return to consignor

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

3

10/11/2017

2017.CAC

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (19.6 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo tableware set for children from China

import not authorised

distribution to other member countries

not serious

4

29/11/2017

2017.CEC

Croatia

China, Croatia, Hong Kong (O)

high content of volatile organic constituents (1.25 %) in silicone baking tray from Hong Kong

detained by operator

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

5

29/11/2017

2017.CEE

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (24.26 mg/kg - ppm) and of manganese (0.5 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (89 mg/dm²) from kitchen tools from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

6

30/11/2017

2017.2060

Germany

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

migration of iron (4380 mg/kg - ppm) from cast iron pan from China, via the Netherlands

detained by operator

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

7

30/11/2017

2017.CEO

Italy

China (O), Italy

too high level of overall migration (97 mg/dm²) from blender with steel and plastic parts from China

placed under customs seals

distribution to other member countries

serious


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