Advisory for Indian products in EU: 30 October – 4 November, 2019

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Advisory for Indian products in EU: 30 October – 4 November, 2019

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

6 Nov 2019, 10:30 — 2 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 alert from EU generated during 30th October – 4th November, 2019 is as under:

Alert: Premium Quality Henna Powder exported from India recalled due to excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 9.8 %).


Premium Quality Henna Powder contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 9.8 %). PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis. Additionally, the product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value: 30000 cfu/g). If used on damaged skin or if the product comes in contact with the eyes it may cause infection or irritation. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

  • Notification from: Slovenia
  • Risk: Serious
  • Action Taken: Recall of the product from end users
  • Week: 2019 - 44

Alert: Salmonella group B (presence /25g) in spice mix with raw material from Poland, India, China and Egypt, via Latvia

  • Notification from: Poland
  • Risk: Serious
  • Notification type: Food - information for attention - official control on the market
  • Action Taken: Withdrawal from market
  • Date: 30-10-2019

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