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Overview of RASFF Food Contact Material Notification in December 2017 Featured

There are 6 RASFF notifications on food contact materials in December 2017,in which there are 5 food contact material products from China (including Hongkong), accounted for 83.3%. The main hazards for the notifications are migration of heavy metal, formaldehyde and primary aromatic amines from products. More information is shown below:

Date

Notification type

Notified by

Product

Subject

Action taken

Risk decision

countries concerned*

01/12/2017

information for attention

Italy

melamine oval tray

migration of formaldehyde (up to 87 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine oval tray from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

?

undecided

China (O)? Italy (D)

07/12/2017

information for attention

Cyprus

plastic ladle

migration of primary aromatic amines (PAA= 26,87 , MDA=1730 μg/kg - ppb) from plastic ladle from China

withdrawal from recipient(s)

serious

China (O)? Cyprus (D)? INFOSAN

08/12/2017

alert

Cyprus

spatula

migration of primary aromatic amines (aniline: 1.97; 4,4-MDA: 239 μg/l) from spatula from China

recall from consumers

serious

China (O)? Cyprus (D)? Germany?? INFOSAN

12/12/2017

information for attention

Germany

glow stick drinking straws

migration of dimethyl phthalate (DMP) (0.106 g/100g) from glow stick drinking straws from China

Withdrawal from the market

serious

China (O)? Germany (D)? INFOSAN

12/12/2017

information for follow-up

Ireland

lids of glass jars containing duck fat

migration of epoxidised soybean oil (ESBO) (253 mg/kg - ppm) from from lids of glass jars containing duck fat from France, via the United Kingdom

withdrawal from the market

Not serious

France (O)? Iceland (D)? Ireland (D)? United Kingdom (D)

21/12/2017

border rejection

Croatia

baker with cutter

migration of chromium (0.378 mg/l) from baker with cutter from China, via Switzerland

destruction

serious

China (O)? Croatia?? Switzerland

*? D = distribution ?O = origin

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