The European Commission validated 260 RASFF notifications this month, including 230 notifications on food, accounting for 88.46%; 14 notifications on feed, accounting for 5.39%; 16 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.15%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements and excessive levels of heavy metals。

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

SN

Date

Reference

Notified by

Subject

Action taken

1

30/11/2016

2016.BOB 

Italy

too high level of overall migration (103 mg/kg - ppm) from steel cruets from China

placed under customs seals

2

25/11/2016

2016。1624 

Slovakia

migration of primary aromatic amines (2.04; 1.78 mg/kg - ppm) from black plastic ladles from Turkey

withdrawal from the market

3

25/11/2016

2016.1625 

Slovakia

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.98; 1.15 mg/kg - ppm) from black plastic whisks from Turkey

withdrawal from the market

4

23/11/2016

2016。1609 

Greece

migration of bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate (DOTP) (215 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic hose from Italy

seizure

5

22/11/2016

2016。1599 

Czech Republic

migration of primary aromatic amines (0。12 mg/kg - ppm) from icing bag set with nozzles from China

withdrawal from the market

6

22/11/2016

2016。1604 

Cyprus

migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4'-MDA=1049。67 µg/l) from nylon kitchen ladles from China

recall from consumers

7

21/11/2016

2016.BNA 

Finland

migration of cadmium (1.5; 2.6 mg/dm²) from rim of ceramic mugs from China

official detention

8

17/11/2016

2016.BMM 

Italy

migration of chromium (4。6 mg/kg - ppm) from spoon and migration of nickel (0。3 mg/kg - ppm) from fork as part of a cuttlery set from China

re-dispatch

9

16/11/2016

2016.1563 

Czech Republic

migration of formaldehyde (23.4 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (4.2 mg/kg - ppm) from decorated plastic bowls from China

withdrawal from the market

10

16/11/2016

2016.BMG 

Slovenia

migration of formaldehyde (23; 22.5 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from China

official detention

11

16/11/2016

2016。BMH 

Italy

migration of nickel (81.7; 45.7 mg/kg - ppm) and of manganese (0.3 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (74; 39 mg/dm²) from pasta maker in steel from China

re-dispatch

12

11/11/2016

2016。1553 

Italy

too high level of overall migration (88.6 mg/dm²) from single-use gloves from Indonesia

withdrawal from the market

13

10/11/2016

2016.BLT 

Italy

too high level of overall migration (31.97 mg/kg - ppm) from basket steamer from China

placed under customs seals

14

07/11/2016

2016.1523 

Italy

migration of manganese (10.2 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (225 mg/dm²) from woks from China

withdrawal from the market

15

07/11/2016

2016.BLB 

Italy

too high level of overall migration (17 mg/dm²) from steel baking pans from China

placed under customs seals

16

04/11/2016

2016。BKZ 

Italy

migration of nickel (0.8; 1.4 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (17; 3 mg/dm²) from mixer with bowl and hooks from China

placed under customs seals

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