The European Commission validated 339 RASFF notifications this month, including 293 notifications on food, accounting for 86.44%; 33 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.73%; 13 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.83%. , in which 10 products from China are contained, accounting for 76.92%.

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

02/10/2018

2018.2757 

Poland

China (O), Poland

too high level of overall migration (>200 mg/kg - ppm) from silicone kitchen utensils from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

05/10/2018

2018.2802 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Germany (D), Hong Kong, Italy (D), Netherlands

migration of cobalt (0.16 mg/dm²) from ceramic plate from China, via Hong Kong and via the Netherlands

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

10/10/2018

2018.2856 

Slovakia

China (O), Czech Republic, Slovakia (D)

colour migration from perforated turner from China, via the Czech Republic

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

17/10/2018

2018.2922 

Estonia

China (O), Denmark, Estonia (D)

deterioration of organoleptic characteristics (smell and taste) of food in contact with reusable plastic bottles from China, via Denmark

informing recipient(s)

no distribution from notifying country

not serious

18/10/2018

2018.2940 

Germany

Austria, Belgium, China (O), Croatia, France, Germany (D), INFOSAN, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

migration of formaldehyde (245.7 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (13.9 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic cups from China

recall from consumers

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

19/10/2018

2018.2947 

Netherlands

China (O), Netherlands

migration of formaldehyde (16.2 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plate from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

19/10/2018

2018.2964 

Netherlands

Hong Kong (O), Netherlands

migration of primary aromatic amines (up to 0.270 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon skimmer from Hong Kong

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

22/10/2018

2018.2974 

Italy

China (O), Hong Kong, Italy

migration of nickel (0.2; 0.5; 0.7; 3.2; 0.9 mg/kg - ppm) from mixer from China, via Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

serious

24/10/2018

2018.3011 

Czech Republic

China (O), Czech Republic, Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (23.91- 25.44) and of melamine (5.8-6.0 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo tableware for children from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

31/10/2018

2018.3095 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (8.2 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (81 mg/dm²) from food mixer, basket electric fryer, pizza oven from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious


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