February 2017 the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) sent 5 validated notifications about disqualified FCM (food contact materials) products originated from China through the system. The notifying states include Italy and Spain. Table wares and kitchen wares are still the main kinds of notified products. The problem is mainly concentrated on the migration of chromium, manganese and formaldehyde. CTI remind manufacturers to pay attention to it. The details are as follows.
|No.||Date||Notification type||Notifying country||Origin country||Subject||Action taken|
|1||2017/02/24||border rejection||Italy||China||migration of manganese from steel strainers from China||Re-dispatch|
|2||2017/02/13||information for attention||Italy||China||migration of chromium from table knives from China||Withdraw from the market|
|3||2017/02/09||border rejection||Italy||China Hong Kong||high content of DBP – dibutyl phthalate in freezer bags from Hong Kong||Re-dispatch|
|4||2017/02/08||border rejection||Italy||China||migration of chromium and of manganese from steel mincer from China||–|
|5||2017/02/06||border rejection||Spain||China||migration of formaldehyde from melamine bowl from China||–|