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Notification details - 2018.1339

high content of zinc (54500 mg/kg - ppm) and of copper (289000 mg/kg - ppm) in food colour from South Africa
food - alert - official control on the market
withdrawal from the market
distribution to non-member countries
United Kingdom (GB)
food colour
food additives and flavourings
has been published before
Follow-up :
Reference Follow-up from Date Follow-up type Info
fup2 Australia 22/05/2018 follow-up from non-member country
fup3 United Kingdom 11/07/2018 measures taken
fup4 Commission Services 11/07/2018 notification upgrade
fup5 Netherlands 11/07/2018 request
fup6 United Kingdom 07/08/2018 additional information
fup7 Netherlands 13/08/2018 outcome of investigations and measures taken
fup8 United Kingdom 29/08/2018 additional information
Substance / Hazard Category Analytical result Units Sampling date
high content of copper composition 289000 mg/kg - ppm 01/02/2018
high content of zinc heavy metals 54500 mg/kg - ppm 01/02/2018
Countries/organisations concerned (D = distribution, O = origin)
Australia (D) Canada (D) Commission Services  INFOSAN  Netherlands (D) New Zealand (D) South Africa (O) United Kingdom (D)