Advisory for Indian products in EU: 17 – 23 November 2020

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Advisory for Indian products in EU: 17 – 23 November 2020

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

24 Nov 2020, 16:45 — 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 17 - 23 November 2020 are as under:
 
1. Alert: Germany has withdrawn Indian origin Key ring from market due to Chromium VI
 
The leather in the product contains chromium VI (measured value up to: 12.4 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising, can trigger allergic reactions and can cause cancer. The product does not comply with REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Stop of sales, withdrawal of the product from the market (By: distributor)
 
Description:  Pink leather key pouch with zip fastener and pink textile lining.
  • Country of origin: India
  • Alert submitted by: Germany
  • Type of alert: Serious
  • Year - week: 2020 - 47
  • Risk Type: Chemical
 
2. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (> 5 mg/kg - ppm) in organic sesame seeds from India & (31 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India, via Poland
  • Notification from: Norway
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company's own check

3. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (0.57 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India, via Germany & (>5 mg/kg - ppm) in black sesame seeds from India, used in red buns from Switzerland
  • Notification from: Switzerland
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company's own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from the market

4. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (>5 mg/kg - ppm) in organic hulled and unhulled sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Germany
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company's own check

5. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide in sesame seeds from India, via the Netherlands and in organic sesame seeds used for gomasio with nori seaweed from Spain, with raw material from India, via the Netherlands
  • Notification from: Spain
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company's own check

6. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (2.80 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India used in bakery products from Sweden, Salmonella (presence /25g) in dog chews from India & (0.43 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Sweden
  • Risk: Serious

7. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (0.14; 2.7; 7; 7.7 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Austria
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company's own check
  • Action Taken: Informing authorities

8. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (> 0.4 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India
  • Notification from: Italy
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - company's own check
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from recipient

9. Alert: Unauthorised substance ethylene oxide (0.46 mg/kg - ppm) in sesame seeds from India, (2.9, 2.1, 4.5, up to 4.5 mg/kg - ppm) in hulled sesame seeds from India, (10, 4 mg/kg - ppm) in organic sesame seeds from India & (2.19 mg/kg - ppm) in hulled organic sesame seeds used in white tahini from the Netherlands, with raw material from India
  • Notification from: Netherlands
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - alert - company's own check

 

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