The European Commission validated 309 RASFF notifications this month, including 280 notifications on food, accounting for 90.61%; 21 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.06%; 8 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.59%, in which 8 products from China are contained, accounting for 100.00%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are the migration of elements and excessive levels of heavy metals.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

S/N

date

reference

notification type

notified by

countries concerned

subject

action taken

distribution status

1

02/08/2017

2017.1145 

information for follow-up

Czech Republic

Armenia (D), Belgium (D), China (O),etc...

migration of formaldehyde (148; 78.2 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic cutlery sets from China, via Germany

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

2

03/08/2017

2017.1153 

information for follow-up

Czech Republic

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

migration of formaldehyde (22.96; 31.8 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic bowl from China, via the Netherlands

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

3

04/08/2017

2017.1168 

information for follow-up

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Commission Services, Germany (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D)

mineral oil (MOAH: 29; MOSH: 396 mg/kg - ppm) in and migration of 3-monochlor-1,2-propanediol (3-MCPD) (126 µg/l) from paper baking forms for muffins from China, via Spain

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

4

29/08/2017

2017.1304 

information for follow-up

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Germany (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D)

3-monochlor-1,2-propanediol (3-MCPD) (41.8 µg/l) in paper baking molds from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

5

01/08/2017

2017.BKV 

border rejection

Denmark

China (O), Denmark

migration of formaldehyde (22.7 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

6

11/08/2017

2017.BMM 

border rejection

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.7 mg/l) and too high level of overall migration (654 mg/kg - ppm) from steel pourers from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

7

17/08/2017

2017.BNB 

border rejection

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of manganese (0.9 mg/l) from steel pourer from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

8

25/08/2017

2017.BOD 

border rejection

Finland

China (O), Finland

migration of lead (2.7; 4.2 mg/dm²) from the rim of schnapps glasses with golden rim from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market


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