The European Commission validated 366 RASFF notifications this month, including 307 notifications on food, accounting for 83.88%; 36 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.84%; 23 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.28%. 7 of the products are from China, accounting for 30.43%.

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

03/10/2019

2019。3468 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (24.1 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tableware and bamboo plates from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

2

04/10/2019

2019.3479 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (0。11; 0。47; 0。59 mg/l) from dessert steel forks from China

seizure

information on distribution not (yet) available

undecided

3

09/10/2019

2019.3527 

Switzerland

China (O), Switzerland (D)

migration of zinc (660 mg/kg - ppm) from barbeque grid from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

4

14/10/2019

2019.3576 

Poland

China (O), Germany, INFOSAN, Poland (D)

sharp fragments from ceramic knives from China, via Germany

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

serious

5

18/10/2019

2019。3636 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (MDA 29 µg/kg - ppb) from polyamide spatula from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

6

23/10/2019

2019。3688 

Lithuania

China (O), INFOSAN, Lithuania (D)

migration of melamine (10。3 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber cups for kids from China

destruction

no distribution from notifying country

serious

7

28/10/2019

2019.3779 

Finland

China (O), Finland

migration of lead (1 mg/dm²) and of nickel (13 mg/dm²) from coffee press from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious