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17 December, 2019

December 17, 2019
In order to keep the Indian exporters informed of the rejections faced by Indian products in the EU and to take preventive actions FIEO is forwarding the Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed (RASFF) and for Non-Food Consumer Products (RAPEX)alerts on a weekly basis.
The alerts from EU generated during 10th December – 16th December 2019 are as under:
Alert: Indian origin Bracelet rejected due to excessive amount of lead and cadmium
The product contains an excessive amount of lead and cadmium (measured values up to: 1.95 % and 17 % by weight, respectively). Lead is harmful to human health, accumulates in the body, can cause developmental neurotoxicity and may also affect breast-fed or unborn children. Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidney and bones, and it may cause cancer. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
  • Notification from: Sweden
  • Risk type: Chemical
  • Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Import rejected at border
  • Date: 16-12-2019
Alert: Salmonella enterica ser.Typhimurium (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Italy
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - border rejection - border control - consignment detained
  • Action Taken: Re-dispatch
  • Date: 16-12-2019

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