The European Commission validated 357 RASFF notifications this month, including 302 notifications on food, accounting for 83.8%; 37 notifications on feed, accounting for 10.36%; 18 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5.04%. All of the products are from China, accounting for 77.78%.

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

02/11/2018

2018.3104

Italy

China (O), Italy

homogenizer with stainless steel blades from China unfit for use as food contact material

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

2

05/11/2018

2018.3140

Italy

China (O), Italy

colour migration from silicone spatula from China


product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

3

09/11/2018

2018.3225

Czech Republic

China (O), Czech Republic (D), United Kingdom

migration of formaldehyde (33.76; 34.43 mg/kg - ppm) from decorated melamine bowls from China, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

4

12/11/2018

2018.3245

Slovakia

China (O), Czech Republic (D), INFOSAN, Netherlands, Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (3.8 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon tongs from China, via the Netherlands and via the Czech Republic

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

5

14/11/2018

2018.3272

Germany

Belgium (D), China (O), Finland (D), Germany (D), Iceland (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D)

migration of formaldehyde (141.6 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (3.27 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo mugs from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution to other member countries

undecided

6

14/11/2018

2018.3276

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of formaldehyde (169 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from picnic set from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

7

14/11/2018

2018.3287

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (1.1 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon spatulas and nylon cooking spoons from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

8

14/11/2018

2018.3291

Belgium

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

migration of melamine (3.35 mg/kg - ppm) from decorated melamine plates from China, via the Netherlands

public warning - press release

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

9

15/11/2018

2018.3301

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of primary aromatic amines (>0.01 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen tools from China

 

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

10

20/11/2018

2018.3350

Germany

Austria (D), Belgium, China (O), Commission Services, Croatia (D), Finland (D), France (D), Georgia (D), Germany (D), Greece (D), Hungary (D), Iceland, Italy (D), Montenegro (D), Morocco (D), Netherlands (D), Poland (D), Portugal (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D), United Kingdom

migration of melamine (2.7 mg/dm²) from children's plate declared to be made from maize and bamboo from China, via Belgium

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

11

26/11/2018

2018.3420

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of formaldehyde (18.9 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine kitchenware from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

12

27/11/2018

2018.3432

Poland

Austria (D), China (O), Germany, INFOSAN, Netherlands (D), Poland (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of lead (4.1 mg/item) from rim of decorated glass tea mugs from China, via Germany

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

13

30/11/2018

2018.3486

Cyprus

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (14.11 µg/l) from nylon serving ladle from China, via Greece

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

14

30/11/2018

2018.3498

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (0.6 mg/kg - ppm), of nickel (4.8 mg/kg - ppm) and of manganese (6.6 mg/kg - ppm) from barbecue grills from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided