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Advisory for Indian products in EU: 20 - 26 October 2020

Advisory for Indian products in EU: 20 - 26 October 2020

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

27 Oct 2020, 16:15 — 6 min read

n 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 20th - 26th October 2020 are as under:

1. Alert: Germany has withdrawn Indian origin Guide leash from market due to excessive release of nickel (measured amount up to 0.5 μg/cm²/week).
 
The product releases an excessive amount of nickel (measured amount up to 0.5 μg/cm²/week). On contact with the skin, nickel has a sensitising effect and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users. Withdrawal of the product from market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Dog lead in black colour with metal buckles (semi-circular), metal rings and carabiner, for dogs up to maximum 40 kg. The lead is 200 cm x 8 mm.
 
  • Packaging description: Sold with no package with a label attached.
  • Country of origin: India
  • Type of alert: Serious
  • Year - Week: 2020 - 43
  • Risk type: Chemical

2. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (>5 mg/kg - ppm) in hulled sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Belgium
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from recipient(s)
  • Date: 26-10-2020

3. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (3.8 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Czech Republic
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from the market
  • Date: 26-10-2020

4. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (0.24 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Finland
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Recall from consumers
  • Date: 23-10-2020

5. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (5.8 mg/kg - ppm) in organic hulled sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Germany
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from recipient(s)
  • Date: 23-10-2020

6. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (2.5 mg/kg - ppm) in hulled sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Informing authorities
  • Date: 23-10-2020

7. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (14.1 mg/kg - ppm), (12 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds, (5.4 mg/kg - ppm) in organic hulled sesame seeds from India and ethylene oxide in sesame seeds from India, via Belgium.
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient(s)
  • Date: 23-10-2020

8. Alert: Aflatoxins (B1 = 17; Tot. = 20 µg/kg - ppb) in groundnut kernels from India
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - border rejection - border control - consignment detained
  • Action Taken: Use in feed
  • Date: 23-10-2020

9. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (6.2 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Austria
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from the market
  • Date: 22-10-2020

10. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (23 mg/kg - ppm) and (2.4 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient(s)
  • Date: 22-10-2020

11. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (23 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - consumer complaint
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient(s)
  • Date: 22-10-2020

12. Alert: unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (12 mg/kg - ppm), (2.3 mg/kg - ppm) and (2.4 mg/kg - ppm) in hulled sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient(s)
  • Date: 21-10-2020

13. Alert: unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (4.2 mg/kg - ppm) in organic sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Austria
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Informing recipient(s)
  • Date: 21-10-2020

14. Alert: unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (>5.0 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India, via Poland and via the Netherlands.
  • Notification from: Norway
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from the market
  • Date: 20-10-2020

15. Alert: unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (0.34 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India.
  • Notification from: Norway
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company’’s own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from the market
  • Date: 20-10-2020

 

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