The European Commission validated 273 RASFF notifications this month, including 253 notifications on food, accounting for 92.67%; 11 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.03%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.3%, in which 6 products from China are contained, accounting for 66.66%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

date

reference

notified by

countries concerned

subject

action taken

distribution status

risk decision

03/08/2018

2018。2224 

Poland

China (O), Poland

too high level of overall migration (24.9 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic and stainless steel dispencers for juice from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

15/08/2018

2018。2310 

Germany

China (O), Germany

migration of primary aromatic amines (78。85 µg/kg - ppb) from kitchen utensils from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

15/08/2018

2018.2311 

Germany

China (O), Germany

migration of primary aromatic amines (78。85 µg/kg - ppb) from kitchen utensils from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

17/08/2018

2018.2324 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Netherlands (D), Switzerland (D)

migration of formaldehyde (290 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (9.3 mg/kg - ppm) from tumbler cups from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

24/08/2018

2018.2413 

Finland

China (O), Finland (D), Germany, INFOSAN, Netherlands, Spain (D)

migration of lead (49。0, 50。8, 54, 54。5 mg/dm²) from ceramic mug from China, via the Netherlands

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

27/08/2018

2018。2425 

Switzerland

Australia, China (O), INFOSAN, Switzerland (D)

migration of formaldehyde (44。4 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo camper cup from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

serious

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