The European Commission validated 341 RASFF notifications this month, including 301 notifications on food, accounting for 88.27%; 25 notifications on feed, accounting for 7.33%; 15 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.4%, in which 10 products from China are contained, accounting for 66.67%.

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

04/07/2018

2018。1684

Poland

China (O), Poland

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.040 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon food tong from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

04/07/2018

2018。1866

Czech Republic

China (O), Czech Republic (D), INFOSAN, Netherlands

migration of formaldehyde (18。75 mg/item) from bamboo bowl from China, via the Netherlands

withdrawal from the market

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

04/07/2018

2018.1867

Czech Republic

China (O), Czech Republic (D), Germany, INFOSAN, Slovakia, Switzerland

migration of formaldehyde (15。98; 17。9 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (3。8; 4。5 mg/kg - ppm) from set of plastic dishes from China, via Switzerland and via Slovakia

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

05/07/2018

2018.1874

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of DEHP - di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (13.9 mg/kg - ppm) from lunch boxes from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

09/07/2018

2018.1905

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (0。5 mg/kg - ppm) from steel lids of glass jars from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

18/07/2018

2018。2038

Poland

China (O), Poland

migration of primary aromatic amines (0。042 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon food tong from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

26/07/2018

2018.2122

Slovenia

China (O), INFOSAN, Slovenia (D), United Kingdom

migration of melamine (3.6 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

26/07/2018

2018.2124

Slovenia

Armenia (D), Austria (D), Belgium, China (O), Croatia (D), Finland (D), France (D), Georgia (D), Germany (D), Greece (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Iceland (D), Italy (D), Luxembourg, Moldova (D), Morocco (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D)

migration of melamine (3。7; 4。5 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups for children from China, via Belgium

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

26/07/2018

2018。2127

Netherlands

China (O), Hong Kong, Netherlands

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.051 mg/kg - ppm) from slotted turnes from China, via Hong Kong

return to consignor

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

31/07/2018

2018.2190

Spain

China (O), Singapore, Spain

migration of formaldehyde (21.8 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tray from China, via Singapore

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

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