Advisory for Indian products in EU: 21 – 27 December 2021

Advisory for Indian products in EU: 21 – 27 December 2021

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

29 Dec 2021, 18:37 — 4 min read

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 21 - 27 December 2021 are as under:
 
1. Alert: Portugal has withdrawn Indian origin Child sleeping bag from market to avoid the risk of the baby to slip inside the sleep bag which could cover mouth and nose and cause suffocation
 
Child one size sleeping bag, white and blue, with a picture of 2 bears, with the following dimensions 500 mm / 900 mm / 20 mm. The product does not comply with the requirements of the General Product Safety Directive and the European standard EN 16781.
 
The neck opening is too large in relation to the child height/age. This can increase the risk of the baby to slip inside the sleep bag which could cover mouth and nose and cause suffocation.
  • Country of origin: India
  • Measures ordered by economic operators (to Manufacturer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
  • Alert submitted by: Portugal
  • Category: Childcare articles and children’’s equipment
  • Year - week: 2021 - 51
  • Risk Type: Entrapment Suffocation

2. Alert: Unauthorised plant parts found in various foods from India
  • Notification from: Spain
  • Risk: Undecided
  • Notification type: Food - Border rejection notification - Border control - consignment detained
  • Action Taken: Official detention
  • Date: 27-12-2021

3. Alert: Chlorpyrifos found in sesame seeds and parboiled basmati rice from India
  • Notification from: Croatia & Cyprus resp.
  • Risk: Undecided
  • Notification type: Food - Border rejection notification - Border control - consignment detained
  • Action Taken: Return to consignor

4. Alert: Unauthorised substance chlorpyrifos (0.027 mg/kg - ppm) found in black cumin seed from India
  • Notification from: Poland
  • Risk: Undecided
  • Notification type: Food - Information notification for attention - Official control on the market
  • Action Taken: Destruction
  • Date: 24-12-2021

5. Alert: Unauthorised novel food plant products (Phyllanthus emblica, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, Praecitrullus fistulosus, Coccinia grandis, Trigonella foenum-graecum) found from India, via the United Kingdom
  • Notification from: Spain
  • Risk: Undecided
  • Notification type: Food - Border rejection notification - Border control - consignment detained
  • Action Taken: Official detention
  • Date: 22-12-2021

6. Alert: Unauthorised irradiation (glow ratio: 12.43) found in organic ashwagandha (Whitania somnifera) powder from India, via the Netherlands
  • Notification from: Finland
  • Risk: Not serious
  • Notification type: Food - Information notification for follow-up - Official control on the market
  • Action Taken: Prohibition to trade - sales ban
  • Date: 22-12-2021

7. Alert: Chlorpyrifos and hexachlorobenzene found in nigella seeds from India
  • Notification from: Denmark
  • Risk: Undecided
  • Notification type: Food - Information notification for attention - Official control on the market
  • Action Taken: Recall from consumer
  • Date: 21-12-2021


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