January – March 2021, the European Commission validated 1053 RASFF notifications , including 968 notifications on food, accounting for 91.93%; 50 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.75%; 35 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.32%. 27 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 77.14%.

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

30/03/2021

2021.1594

Greece

Plastic cups

Unauthorised use of bamboo in plastic cups from China

Official detention

border control - consignment detained

undecided

26/03/2021

2021.1567

Italy

steel forks

chromium (0.4 mg/kg - ppm) in steel forks from China

withdrawal from the market

official control on the market

undecided

24/03/2021

2021.1512

Finland

silicone cups for babies

migration of volatile organic constituents (1.1 %) from silicone cups for babies from China, via Denmark

recall from consumers

border control - consignment released

undecided

24/03/2021

2021.1495

Germany

bamboo cups

migration of formaldehyde (18.0 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.2 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

official control on the market

undecided

19/03/2021

2021.0956

Germany

bamboo drinking cups

migration of formaldehyde (7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo drinking cups from China, via the Netherlands

 

official control on the market

undecided

17/03/2021

2021.1389

Germany

saucepan

migration of chromium (up to 0.516 mg/kg - ppm), of lead (up to 0.04 mg/kg - ppm), of aluminium (up to 11.9 mg/kg - ppm), of nickel (up to 2.12 mg/kg - ppm), of manganese (up to 10.6 mg/kg - ppm) and of cobalt (up to 3.23 mg/kg - ppm) from saucepan from China

recall from consumers

official control on the market

serious

16/03/2021

2021.0959

Spain

ceramic tableware

absence of declaration of compliance for ceramic tableware from China

destruction

border control - consignment detained

undecided

12/03/2021

2021.1279

Spain

kitchenware

unauthorised use of bamboo in kitchenware from China

return to consignor

border control - consignment detained

undecided

10/03/2021

2021.1239

Germany

kitchenware

migration of formaldehyde (21,1 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchenware from China

official detention

border control - consignment detained

serious

04/03/2021

2021.1085

Finland

melamine bowl and plate

migration of melamine (5.03 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine bowl and plate from China, dispatched from Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

border control - consignment detained

serious

03/03/2021

2021.1090

Poland

nylon kitchenware

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.0348 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon kitchenware from China

public warning - press release

official control on the market

serious

02/03/2021

2021.1021

Belgium

melamine plates

migration of formaldehyde (54.15; 61.88; 89.09 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

destruction

border control - consignment detained

undecided

25/02/2021

2021.0979

Spain

silicone lunch boxes

silicone lunch boxes from China unfit for use as food contact material (not authorised use of rice husk)

placed under customs seals

border control - consignment detained

undecided

24/02/2021

2021.0951

Germany

silicone baking molds

migration of volatile organic constituents (1.22 %) from silicone baking molds from China

recall from consumers

official control on the market

not serious

24/02/2021

2021.0947

Spain

kitchenware set for kids

unauthorised use of bamboo in kitchenware set for kids from China

placed under customs seals

border control - consignment under customs

undecided

23/02/2021

2021.0674

Spain

use of bamboo in tableware made from a mix of bamboo fibres, melamine and maize starch

unauthorised use of bamboo in tableware made from a mix of bamboo fibres, melamine and maize starch from China

detained by operator

border control - consignment under customs

not serious

23/02/2021

2021.0926

Lithuania

bamboo mug

migration of melamine (4.44 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo mug from China, via the United Kingdom

destruction

official control on the market

undecided

15/02/2021

2021.0752

Czech Republic

bundt baking forms

deterioration of organoleptic characteristics of food in contact with and inner coating peeling off from bundt baking forms from China

withdrawal from the market

consumer complaint

 

undecided

15/02/2021

2021.0784

Lithuania

plastic bottles

deterioration of organoleptic characteristics of water in contact with plastic bottles from China, via Poland

destruction

company's own check

not serious

11/02/2021

2021.0708

Croatia

metal cups

migration of chromium (0.22 mg/l) and of manganese (1.8 mg/l) from metal cups from China

destruction

border control - consignment under customs

undecided

11/02/2021

2021.0705

Poland

nylon soup ladles

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.028 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon soup ladles from China, via France

withdrawal from the market

official control on the market

serious

09/02/2021

2021.0653

Luxembourg

nylon cooking spoons

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 0.006; 4,4'MDA: 0.235 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon cooking spoons from China, dispatched from Hong Kong, via Spain

recall from consumers

official control on the market

serious

22/01/2021

2021.0360

Lithuania

bamboo cups

migration of formaldehyde (30 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (9.24 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China, via Germany

destruction

official control on the market

undecided

20/01/2021

2021.0285

Poland

sets of 7 nylon kitchen appliances

migration of primary aromatic amines (5.038; 4.425; 3.437 mg/kg - ppm) from sets of 7 nylon kitchen appliances from China

re-dispatch

border control - consignment detained

serious

12/01/2021

2021.0137

Spain

plastic bottles

improper import declaration and improper certified analytical report for plastic bottles from China

destruction

border control - consignment detained

not serious

11/01/2021

2021.0121

Lithuania

bamboo fibre travel mugs

migration of melamine (2.83; 2.93; 2.97 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fibre travel mugs from China, dispatched from the United Kingdom

re-dispatch

official control on the market

undecided

04/01/2021

2020.6109

Poland

nylon kitchenware

migration of primary aromatic amines (15.618 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon kitchenware from China

destruction

border control - consignment detained

serious

Reference:

RASFF Notification