Food recalls and alerts in the European Union

Melamine cup

Description:
Migration of formaldehyde (52.9; 50.2 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine cup from China, via the Netherlands
Classification:
Information for follow-up
Hazard:

Migration of formaldehyde

Category: migration

More information Formaldehyde is used mainly in the production of melamine-formaldehyde kitchen wares such as plastic dishes and cups used for children or camping. For formaldehyde a migration limit is established. In low quality products this limit may be exceeded. Moderate exceedance of the migration limit is not considered to be of a serious health concern.
Result: Units: Date:
52.9; 50.2 Mg/kg - ppm 2012-12-20
Product comes from:
China
Netherlands (via)
The product has been distributed to:
Poland
Notification issued by:
Poland
Basis of notification:
Official control on the market
Official control on the internal market of EEA (European Economic Area).
Distribution status:
Information on distribution not (yet) available
Action taken:
Withdrawal from the market
Brand:
N/A

The brand or company name is not published.

Type:
Food contact material
RASFF reference:
2013.0025
Notification created:
(2013-01-09)
Notification updated:
(2013-01-09)
Source:
Visit RASFF website for more information.