The European Commission validated 821 RASFF notifications this month, including 735 notifications on food, accounting for 89.53%; 56 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.82%; 30 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.65%. 17 of the products are from China, accounting for 56.67%.

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

02/01/2020

2020.0010 

Poland

Belarus (D), China (O), INFOSAN, Lithuania (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (188.2 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo mug from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

02/01/2020

2020.0011 

Lithuania

China (O), Latvia, Lithuania (D)

too high level of overall migration (56 mg/6dm²) from biobased disposable tableware from China, via Latvia

re-dispatch

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

20/01/2020

2020。0275 

Austria

Austria (D), Belgium (D), China (O), Commission Services, Denmark (D), France (D), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Iceland (D), Ireland (D), Japan (D), Netherlands (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D), United Kingdom (D)

ice cream waffle shaped cup from China, via Denmark unfit for use as food contact material (not dishwasherproof)

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

28/01/2020

2020.0430 

Germany

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

migration of rhodamine B from ice cube tray from China, via the Netherlands

detained by operator

distribution to other member countries

serious

04/02/2020

2020.0565 

France

Armenia (D), Belgium, China (O), Czech Republic (D), France (D), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Netherlands (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (19.2 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (4.71; 6.64 mg/kg - ppm) from children's tableware set declared to be made from maize and bamboo from China, via Belgium

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

undecided

11/02/2020

2020.0674 

Finland

China (O), Finland

migration of formaldehyde (9.75 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (21 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine tumblers from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

19/02/2020

2020。0836 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O)

migration of melamine (3.82 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic bowls from China

recall from consumers

distribution restricted to notifying country

undecided

25/02/2020

2020.0918 

Ireland

China (O), INFOSAN, Ireland (D), Poland (D), Spain (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.6459 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon spoons from China, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious

26/02/2020

2020。0934 

Ireland

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

migration of primary aromatic amines (0。4200 mg/kg - ppm) from slotted turner from China, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

serious

03/03/2020

2020。1007 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (3.6 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (18 mg/dm²) from pliers and barbeque set from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

04/03/2020

2020.1040 

Lithuania

China (O), Estonia (D), Hong Kong, Latvia (D), Lithuania (D)

migration of nickel (0。277 mg/l) from BBQ grill from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

not serious

05/03/2020

2020.1074 

Spain

China (O), South Korea, Spain

migration of volatile organic constituents (1。4 mg/kg - ppm) from set of kitchen tools from China, via South Korea

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

05/03/2020

2020.1078 

Greece

Bulgaria (D), China (O), Greece

migration of formaldehyde (48.4 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (16.7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo lunch boxes from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided

09/03/2020

2020.1110 

Finland

China (O), Finland

migration of volatile organic constituents (1.5-1.8 %) from silicone moulds from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

20/03/2020

2020。1273 

Austria

Austria, China (O)

attempt to illegally import cups made from a mix of bamboo fibers, melamine and maize starch from China

 

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

20/03/2020

2020.1278 

Italy

China (O), Italy

too high level of overall migration (iron, manganese) from teflon coated carbon steel baking trays from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

23/03/2020

2020.1334 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Czech Republic (D), Germany (D), INFOSAN, Luxembourg (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D)

migration of nickel (0。137 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen pots with lid from China

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

serious