The European Commission validated 273 RASFF notifications this month, including 226 notifications on food, accounting for 82。78%; 35 notifications on feed, accounting for 12。82%; 12 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4。40%。 11 of the products are from China, accounting for 91。67%。

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

02/09/2019

2019.3111 

Italy

China (O), Hong Kong (O), Italy

migration of chromium (1 mg/kg - ppm) from fixed blade knife from China, manufactured in Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

2

05/09/2019

2019。3156 

Lithuania

China (O), Estonia (D), Latvia, Lithuania (D), Netherlands, United Kingdom

migration of melamine (between 8.3 and 11.8 mg/kg - ppm) from coffee cups from China, via the United Kingdom

no stock left

distribution to other member countries

undecided

3

06/09/2019

2019。3177 

Lithuania

Belgium (D), Bosnia and Herzegovina (D), China (O), Cyprus (D), France (O), Germany (D), Guadeloupe (D), Israel (D), Italy (D), Lithuania (D), Luxembourg (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D), United Kingdom (D), United States (D)

too high level of overall migration (31.7 mg/dm²) from bamboo dishes from France, manufactured in China

destruction

distribution to other member countries

not serious

4

09/09/2019

2019。3203 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (5.577, 5.356, 4.701 mg/kg - ppm) from polypropylene accessories in cookware set from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

serious

5

10/09/2019

2019.3220 

Norway

China (O), Norway (D)

migration of melamine (3.33 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China

recall from consumers

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

6

10/09/2019

2019.3227 

Poland

China (O), Poland

missing import declaration for plastic thermos from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

7

13/09/2019

2019。3273 

Norway

China (O), Commission Services, Denmark (D), Norway (D)

migration of melamine (3。88 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo dining set for children from China

return to consignor

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

8

17/09/2019

2019。3295 

Greece

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 91; 4,4' MDA: 11600 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon serving ladles from China, via Italy

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

serious

9

23/09/2019

2019.3355 

Italy

China (O), Italy, Turkey (O)

toaster from China, dispatched from Turkey unfit for use as food contact material (steel AISI 201)

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

10

24/09/2019

2019.3366 

France

Belgium, Cameroon (D), China (O), Cyprus (D), Djibouti (D), Finland (D), France (D), INFOSAN, Ireland (D), Italy (D), Malta (D), Mauritius (D), Nigeria (D), Poland (D), Portugal (D), Saint Martin (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D), Togo (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 943; 4,4'MDA: 40000 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon kitchen utensils from China, via Belgium

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

11

25/09/2019

2019.3389 

Poland

China (O), INFOSAN, Poland (D)

migration of formaldehyde (up to 207.8 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo mug from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious