The European Commission validated 248 RASFF notifications this month, including 215 notifications on food, accounting for 86.7%; 23 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.27%; 10 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.03%. All of the products are from China, accounting for 100%.

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

06/09/2018

2018.2518

Austria

Austria (D), China (O), Germany, Slovakia

too high count of aerobic mesophiles (possible leakage into drink) in reusable ice cubes from China

informing consignor

no distribution from notifying country

not serious

2

11/09/2018

2018。2541

Czech Republic

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

migration of formaldehyde (34.33 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo mugs from China, via the Netherlands

withdrawal from the market

information on distribution not (yet) available

undecided

3

12/09/2018

2018.2567

Germany

China (O), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Netherlands, United Kingdom

migration of melamine (3.3 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo cups from China, via the Netherlands

detained by operator

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

4

19/09/2018

2018.2624

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (9.643 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen robot from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

5

20/09/2018

2018.2632

Czech Republic

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

migration of formaldehyde (27.0; 27.1 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (6.9; 7.1 mg/kg - ppm) from set of plastic dishes from China, via Slovakia

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

6

21/09/2018

2018.2645

Poland

China (O), Estonia (D), INFOSAN, Latvia (D), Lithuania (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.014 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon skimmer from China

informing authorities

distribution to other member countries

serious

7

24/09/2018

2018。2658

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Germany (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Slovenia (D)

migration of lead (between 0。701 and 1。194 mg/dm²) and of cobalt (between 0.025 and 0.056 mg/dm²) from children's decorated ceramic breakfast set (mug, plate and bowl) from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

8

25/09/2018

2018。2678

France

Australia (D), Austria (D), Belgium (D), Bulgaria (D), China (D/O), Czech Republic (D), Denmark (D), Estonia (D), Finland (D), France (D), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Ireland (D), Italy (D), Latvia (D), Lithuania (D), Luxembourg (D), Netherlands (D), Norway (D), Poland (D), Portugal (D), Russia (D), Singapore (D), Slovakia (D), Spain (D), Sweden (D), Switzerland (D), Taiwan (D), Thailand (D), Ukraine (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of melamine (3.3; 3.6; 3.7; 3.8 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber cutlery from tableware set for children from China, via Denmark

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

9

26/09/2018

2018.2697

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of primary aromatic amines ( > 0。02 mg/kg - ppm) from steel and nylon tong from China

destruction

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

10

28/09/2018

2018.2724

Germany

China (O), Czech Republic, Germany (D), Hong Kong, INFOSAN, Luxembourg (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D), Switzerland (D)

migration of nickel (2。92 mg/kg - ppm) from multipurpose tongs from China, via Hong Kong

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

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