The European Commission validated 321 RASFF notifications this month, including 285 notifications on food, accounting for 88。79%; 20 notifications on feed, accounting for 6。23%; 16 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4。98%。 12 of the products are from China, accounting for 75%。

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

02/12/2019

2019.4229 

Italy

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

migration of melamine (up to 4.85 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine fruit plate set from China, dispatched from Taiwan

/

information on distribution not (yet) available

serious

04/12/2019

2019。4261 

Spain

China (O), Commission Services, France (D), Portugal (D), Spain (D)

plastic kitchen utensils from China unfit for use as food contact material (risk of melting)

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

04/12/2019

2019.4268 

Italy

China (O), Italy

too high level of overall migration (1。542 mg/kg - ppm) from aluminium bottles with plastic caps from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

not serious

09/12/2019

2019.4303 

Finland

China (O), Finland, Hong Kong

migration of melamine (5。5 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic plates from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

09/12/2019

2019.4304 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of iron (262。9 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (170 mg/kg - ppm) from baking trays from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

09/12/2019

2019.4309 

Finland

China (O), Finland, Hong Kong

migration of formaldehyde (19 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (9.4 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic mug from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

12/12/2019

2019.4392 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (63.6 µg/kg - ppb) from polyamide kitchenware from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

12/12/2019

2019。4401 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde from kitchen plastic glasses from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

18/12/2019

2019.4517 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Germany (D), Greece (D), Italy (D), Luxembourg (D), Netherlands, Slovenia (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D)

migration of melamine (4.33; 4.79; 4.9 mg/l) from plastic cups from China, via the Netherlands

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

19/12/2019

2019.4556 

Germany

China (O), Germany (D)

migration of formaldehyde (18.6 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine children's tableware from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

24/12/2019

2019。4656 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O), Taiwan

migration of melamine (3。86; 3。91 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plastic plates from China, via Taiwan

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

27/12/2019

2019。4670 

Slovenia

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

migration of aluminium (47, 33, 33 mg/kg - ppm) from pressure cookers from China

informing authorities

distribution to other member countries

serious