The European Commission validated 280 RASFF notifications this month, including 244 notifications on food, accounting for 87。14%;  22 notifications on feed, accounting for 7。86%; 14 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5。00%。

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

02/03/2017

2017.0268 

Austria

glow stick straw from China, via Germany unfit for use as food contact material (contains butylbenzoate that may leak into the drink)

public warning - press release

2

02/03/2017

2017.0269 

Italy

migration of chromium from steak knives from China

recall from consumers

3

06/03/2017

2017。0290 

Belgium

migration of melamine (13.52 mg/kg - ppm) from plastic plate from Hong Kong

public warning - press release

4

14/03/2017

2017.0326 

Poland

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.07; 0.1092; 0.1713 mg/kg - ppm) from pasta spoons from Italy, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

5

15/03/2017

2017。0327 

Italy

migration of chromium (6.2; 5.3; 7.6 mg/l) and too high level of overall migration (16; 15; 20 mg/dm²) from stainless steel coffee spoons from China

official detention

6

23/03/2017

2017.0371 

Cyprus

too high level of overall migration (82。6 mg/dm²) from plastic plates from Greece

withdrawal from the market

7

31/03/2017

2017。0412 

Italy

too high level of overall migration (385; 429; 465 mg/dm²) from cake molds from China

recall from consumers

8

09/03/2017

2017。ALC 

Italy

migration of manganese (0.245 mg/kg - ppm) from pressure cookers from China, via Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

9

10/03/2017

2017.ALI 

Italy

outer coating coming off from plastic forks from China

official detention

10

13/03/2017

2017.ALJ 

Italy

migration of lead (54 µg/kg - ppb) from barbecue with stainless steel grill from China

placed under customs seals

11

15/03/2017

2017.ALR 

Finland

migration of lead (0。62 mg/dm²) from rim of mugs from China

official detention

12

27/03/2017

2017.ANK 

Denmark

migration of formaldehyde (51 mg/kg - ppm) from melamin sushi plates with lids from China

destruction

13

31/03/2017

2017。AOE 

Italy

migration of nickel (0.7 mg/kg - ppm) from barbeque gril from China

official detention

14

31/03/2017

2017.AOJ 

Spain

migration of formaldehyde (22。5 mg/kg - ppm) from and absence of certified analytical report for melamine fruit plate from China

import not authorised

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