The European Commission validated 184 RASFF notifications this month, including 172 notifications on food, accounting for 93.48%; 3 notifications on feed, accounting for 1.63%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.89%. 7 of the FCM 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:

Date

Reference

Notified by

Product

Subject

Action taken

Notification type

Risk decision

30/04/2020

2020.1829  

Finland

Melamine tumbler

Migration of melamine (3.88 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tumbler from China, via Hong Kong

Official detention

Food contact material - border rejection - border control - consignment detained

 

Undecided

30/04/2020

2020.1830  

Finland

Tableware set made of melamine

Migration of melamine (3.8 mg/kg - ppm) from tableware set made of melamine from China

official detention

Food contact material - border rejection - border control - consignment detained

Undecided

21/04/2020

2020.1706

Austria

Tableware made from a mix of bamboo fibers, melamine and maize starch

Unauthorised placing on the market of tableware made from a mix of bamboo fibers, melamine and maize starch from China

Import not authorised

Food contact material - border rejection - border control - consignment detained

Not serious

17/04/2020

2020.1669

Germany

Melamine plates

Migration of melamine (5.2 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

Withdrawal from the market

Food contact material - information for attention - official control on the market

Undecided

14/04/2020

2020.1620

Belgium

Melamine plates

Migration of formaldehyde (42.8 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

Destruction

Food contact material - border rejection - border control - consignment detained

Undecided

02/04/2020

2020.1487

Portugal

Bamboo cups

Migration of melamine (3.81 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China

Detained by operator

Food contact material - border rejection - border control - consignment under customs

Undecided

02/04/2020

2020.1506

Germany

Drinking cups and plates

Migration of melamine (2.1; 5 mg/l) from drinking cups and plates from China, via the Netherlands

Detained by operator

Food contact material - information for follow-up - official control on the market

Not serious