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Overview of RASFF Food Contact Material Notification in April 2018 Featured

There are 12 RASFF notifications on food contact materials in April 2018,in which there are 9 food contact material products from China (including Hongkong), accounted for 75%. The main hazards for the notifications are migration of heavy metal and melamine from products. More information is shown below:

Date

Notification type

Notified by

Product

Subject

Action taken

Risk decision

countries concerned*

04/04/2018

alert

Belgium

melamine plates

migration of melamine (3.7; 6.6 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plates from Canada, via the Netherlands

public warning - press release

serious

Austria (D) Belgium (D) Canada (O) France (D) Germany (D) INFOSAN Luxembourg (D) Netherlands Spain (D)

05/04/2018

border rejection

Finland

silicone baby feeder

volatile organic compounds (1 %) in silicone baby feeder from China

official detention

Not serious

China (O) Finland

06/04/2018

border rejection

Spain

melamine tableware

improper import declaration for melamine tableware from China

import not authorised

Not serious

China (O) Spain

10/04/2018

border rejection

Finland

silicone pancake mould

high content of volatile organic constituents (1.6 %) in silicone pancake mould from China

official detention

Not serious

China (O) Finland

10/04/2018

information for attention

Croatia

rusty lids of glass jars containing mild peppers in brine

rusty lids of glass jars containing mild peppers in brine from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

recall from consumers

undecided

Croatia (D) former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (O)

11/04/2018

border rejection

Italy

spoons and forks

migration of chromium (spoon: 15.2; fork: 7.6 mg/kg - ppm) and of manganese (spoon: 0.3 mg/kg - ppm) and too high level of overall migration (spoon: 95; fork: 32 mg/kg - ppm) from spoons and forks from Hong Kong

placed under customs seals

undecided

Hong Kong (O) Italy

12/04/2018

border rejection

Finland

barbecue silicone brush

volatile organic compounds (1.5 %) in barbecue silicone brush from China

official detention

Not serious

China (O) Finland Hong Kong

12/04/2018

border rejection

Italy

barbecue stainless steel spits

migration of nickel (0.3 mg/kg - ppm) from barbecue stainless steel spits from China

placed under customs seals

undecided

China (O) Italy

13/04/2018

alert

Germany

drinking glass

migration of cadmium (0.67 mg/item) and of lead (7.41 mg/item) from drinking glass from Italy

withdrawal from the market

serious

Austria (D) Commission Services Croatia (D) Germany (D) Italy (O) Slovakia (D) Slovenia (D) Spain (D)

20/04/2018

alert

Germany

melamine cutting board

migration of formaldehyde (234 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine cutting board from China

withdrawal from the market

serious

Austria (D) China (O) Germany (D) INFOSAN Spain (D)

27/04/2018

border rejection

Italy

enamelled iron cups

inner coating oxidized of enamelled iron cups from China

placed under customs seals

undecided

China (O) Italy

27/04/2018

alert

Poland

kitchen tongs made of nylon

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.03 mg/kg - ppm) from kitchen tongs made of nylon from China, via the Netherlands and via Germany

withdrawal from the market

serious

China (O) Germany INFOSAN Netherlands Poland (D)

* D = distribution O = origin

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