The European Commission validated 321 RASFF notifications this month, including 296 notifications on food, accounting for 92.21%; 16 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.98%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.81%. 7 of the products are from China, accounting for 77.78%.

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

02/05/2019

2019.1634 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines from nylon kitchenware from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

2

02/05/2019

2019.1636 

Finland

China (O), Commission Services, Finland, INFOSAN, Sweden, United Kingdom, unknown origin

material abrading from potato and onion chopper from China

(requested) removal of online offer

product traded online

serious

3

09/05/2019

2019。1744 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O), INFOSAN, Netherlands

migration of melamine (2。95 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plate from China, via the Netherlands

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

serious

4

14/05/2019

2019.1777 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of primary aromatic amines (1。750 mg/kg - ppm) from polyamide scoop colander from China

placed under customs seals

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

5

15/05/2019

2019。1794 

United Kingdom

China (O), United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (4,4-diaminodiphenylmethane: 5.2 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon slotted turners from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious

6

23/05/2019

2019.1888 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of chromium (0.1, 0.3 mg/kg - ppm) from steel pot from China

placed under customs seals

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

undecided

7

24/05/2019

2019.1907 

Germany

Austria (D), Belgium (D), Bulgaria (D), China (O), Czech Republic (D), Denmark, Finland (D), France (D), Germany (D), Italy (D), Kuwait (D), Netherlands (D), New Zealand (D), Poland (D), Russia (D), Slovakia (D), Spain (D), Sweden (D), Switzerland (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of melamine (5.1 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo tableware set from China, via Denmark

withdrawal from the market

distribution to other member countries

undecided