The European Commission validated 312 RASFF notifications this month, including 266 notifications on food, accounting for 85。26%; 28 notifications on feed, accounting for 8。97%; 18 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5。77%。 15 of the products are from China, accounting for 83。33%。

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

03/06/2019

2019.1998 

Cyprus

China (O), Cyprus, Greece, INFOSAN

migration of formaldehyde (30.03 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (2.5 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo tableware set for children from China, via Greece

public warning - press release

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

2

03/06/2019

2019。2001 

Slovenia

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (0。0403 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon and metal serving tongs from China, via Italy

withdrawal from the market

no distribution to other member countries

serious

3

03/06/2019

2019。2031 

Finland

China (O), Finland

high content of volatile organic constituents (1.2 %) in silicone mug lid from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

4

04/06/2019

2019.2044 

Cyprus

Albania (D), Bosnia and Herzegovina (D), Bulgaria (D), China (O), Cyprus (D), Greece (D), INFOSAN, Kosovo (D), Republic of North Macedonia (D), Romania (D), Serbia (D)

migration of melamine (5.8 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber mugs from China, via Greece

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

5

04/06/2019

2019.2053 

Cyprus

Bulgaria (D), China (O), Cyprus (D), Greece (D), Hong Kong, Romania (D)

migration of formaldehyde (17。81 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5。47 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber plate and mug from China, via Greece

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

6

05/06/2019

2019.2059 

Cyprus

China (O), Cyprus (D), INFOSAN

migration of primary aromatic amines (6.47 mg/l) from plastic ladle with metal handle from China

recall from consumers

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

7

05/06/2019

2019.2065 

Finland

China (O), Finland

high content of volatile organic constituents (1.6 %) in silicone sealing of glass lid of a pot from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

8

06/06/2019

2019.2093 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (17 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon ladles from China

return to consignor

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

9

07/06/2019

2019。2100 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (up to 4430 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon mashers from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

10

07/06/2019

2019.2101 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (48.4 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon whisks from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

11

11/06/2019

2019.2126 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (22.4 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tableware from China

destruction

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

12

11/06/2019

2019.2128 

Luxembourg

Australia (D), Austria (D), Belgium (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Czech Republic (D), Denmark, Estonia (D), Finland (D), France (D), Germany (D), Greece (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Iceland (D), Israel (D), Italy (D), Lebanon (D), Luxembourg (D), Netherlands (D), Norway (D), Poland (D), Portugal (D), Serbia (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D), Sweden (D), Switzerland (D), Taiwan (D), Turkey (D), United Arab Emirates (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of melamine (up to 16。97 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China, via Denmark

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

13

13/06/2019

2019.2147 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.7 mg/kg - ppm) from microwave grills from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

14

14/06/2019

2019.2166 

Lithuania

China (O), Latvia, Lithuania (D), Spain

deterioration of organoleptic characteristics of food in contact with sport bottle from China, via Spain and via Latvia

destruction

no distribution from notifying country

not serious

15

19/06/2019

2019。2217 

France

China (O), France (D), INFOSAN, New Caledonia (D), Spain (D)

migration of formaldehyde (251 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.6 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber tableware set for children from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious