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September 8th, 2020

September 8th, 2020
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 1st - 7th September 2020 are as under:
1. Alert: Toy water gun manufactured in India recall due to containing excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 13889 mg/kg).
United Kingdom recall of Toy water gun from end users due to containing excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 13889 mg/kg). The ink on the sticker of some water tanks on the Toy water gun contains an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 13889 mg/kg). Lead is harmful to human health, accumulates in the body and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. The Product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description: Two models of super soaker water blasters.
  • Packaging description: Blue cardboard packaging.
  • Country of origin: India
  • Type of alert: Other
  • Year - Week: 2020 - 36
  • Risk type: Chemical
2. Alert: Aflatoxins (B1 = 127; Tot. = 152 µg/kg - ppb) in groundnut kernels from India
  • Notification from: United Kingdom
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Feed - border rejection - border control - consignment under customs
  • Action Taken: Import not authorised
  • Date: 07-09-2020
3. Alert: Glycidyl esters (4644 µg/kg - ppb) in rice oil from India
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - official control on the market
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient
  • Date: 03-09-2020

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