Failing Food Report - December 2010

​The following table details the food that has failed during this reporting month.

Date of Fail Product description Country of origin Fail Type Reason for Fail (including test result) Standard
2/12/2010 Ready to cook spice mixes India Chemical Ethylene Chlorohydrin detected and is not permitted in this food. Results Line 1a: 250 mg/kg, Results Line 1b: 230 mg/kg, Results Line 1c: 180 mg/kg, Results Line 1d: 280 mg/kg, Results Line 1e: 350 mg/kg, Results Line 1f: 230 mg/kg, Results Line 1g: 300 mg/kg, Results Line 1h: 290 mg/kg 1.4.2
15/10/2010 Candies/confectionery United States Composition Additive (erythrosine E127) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
3/12/2010 Chocolate scorched peanuts China Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML . Result: 0.018 mg/kg 1.4.1
6/12/2010 Hokkido kiridashi dried seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 3900 mg/kg IFN 10/10
6/12/2010 Graindorge Calvados cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, 60, 740, 740, 20 cfu/g.
1.6.1
2/12/2010 Prepared seaweed (kelp) seikatsuha tororokonbu Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 2100 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
3/12/2010 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 4200 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
26/11/2010 Indian cottage cheese India Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results Line 2c: <10, <10, <10, 10, 150 MPN/g, Results Line 2d: <10,>1100,<10, 75, 150 MPN/g, Results Line 2e: <10, >1100, >1100, >1100, 23 MPN/g 1.61.
26/11/2010 Korean cold noodles in chilled broth Korea Composition Additive (disodium succinate) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
29/11/2010 Dried jujube Korea Chemical Methidathion detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.07mg/kg 1.4.2
30/11/2010 Brown sugar crystal (not retail) China Composition Additive (sodium dehydroacetate) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
7/12/2010 Cooked crab meat Vietnam Micro Coagulase–positive staphylococci detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <100, <100, <100, <100, 2800 cfu/g 1.6.1
7/12/2010 Weight loss/slimming coco cups Hong Kong Composition Added vitamins and minerals not permitted in this food. Additive (hydroxycitric acid) not permitted in this food. 1.3.2, 1.3.1
7/12/2010 Weight loss/slimming orange drink powder and punch drink powder Hong Kong Composition Added vitamins and potassium not permitted in this food. Additives (chromium, caffeine anhydrous, alpha lipoic) not permitted in this food. 1.3.2, 1.3.1
9/12/2010 Dried kelp (Laminaria) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2300 mg/kg IFN 10/10
9/12/2010 Red tilapia gutted Vietnam Chemical Ciprofloxacin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 20 µg/kg. Enrofloxacin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 270 µg/kg 1.4.2
9/12/2010 Yellow catfish cleaned Vietnam Chemical Ciprofloxacin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 5.7 µg/kg. Enrofloxacin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 4.5 µg/kg. Norfloxacin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 3.9 µg/kg 1.4.2
13/12/2010 Brie De Nangis cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 9.0, 15, 43, 43, <3.0 MPN/g 1.6.1
10/12/2010 Peanut ball India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.490 mg/kg 1.4.1
13/12/2010 Dried seaweed (Laminaria japonica) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2000 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Dried seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 3600 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Sea vegetable (kelp) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 1400 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 9300 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2700 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2900 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Goats milk cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 60, 30, 1400, 370, >2500 cfu/g. 1.6.1
15/12/2010 Cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 23 mg/kg 1.4.1
13/12/2010 Dried seaweed kelp shreds China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 3500 mg/kg IFN 10/10
10/12/2010 Dried seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 3300 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Sea vegetable (kelp) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2500 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2800 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/12/2010 Chinese red pepper China Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
15/12/2010 Icing (‘poppy red’ & ‘atlantic blue’) United Kingdom Composition Additive (allura red AC (129)) in excess of level permitted. Result: 350 mg/kg Additive (brilliant blue FCF (133)) in excess of levels permitted. Result: 310 mg/kg 1.3.1
16/12/2010 Chikki crushed peanut; chikki peanut laddu India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result crushed peanut: 0.011 mg/kg; Result peanut laddu: 0.009 mg/kg 1.4.1
17/12/2010 Salted fish with bean oil Thailand Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML. Result: 900 mg/kg 2.2.3
30/11/2010 Flavoured vodka mixed drink United Kingdom Composition Additives (taurine and caffeine) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
30/11/2010 Flavoured vodka mixed drinks United Kingdom Composition Additive (acesulphame potassium) not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
29/10/2010 Slimming coffee China Composition Additive (HCA (hydroxy citric acid)) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
20/12/2010 Frozen white clam Vietnam Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 2.3, 15, 4.3, <2.3, 24 MPN/g. 1.6.1
20/12/2010 Sea vegetable (kelp) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2500 mg/kg IFN 10/10
20/12/2010 Gourmeron cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: >1500, >1500, >1500, >1500, >1500 cfu/g. 1.6.1
21/12/2010 Whole clams Vietnam Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <2.3 <2.3 24 4.3 46 MPN/g
1.6.1
21/12/2010 Tapioca chips India Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 55 mg/kg 1.4.1
21/12/2010 Dried sea vegetable Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result Line 43b: 2100 mg/kg. Result Line 43e: 1200 mg/kg IFN 10/10
20/12/2010 Dried kelp (Laminaria) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 2800 mg/kg IFN 10/10
23/12/2010 Red pepper powder (fine) in retail pkt Korea Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
22/12/2010 Royal Faucon camembert cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: >1100, <3, <3, 9, <3 MPN/g 1.6.1
22/12/2010 Verdecapra cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 9, 1100, 15, 1100, 240 MPN/g 1.6.1
22/12/2010 Oioli gorgonzola blue cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: >1100, <3, <3, 9, <3 MPN/g 1.6.1
22/12/2010 Slimming coffees Hong Kong Composition Added calcium not permitted in this food 1.3.2
22/12/2010 Coca hot chocolate in retail pkt United States Composition Added vitamins not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
22/12/2010 Slimming cocoa hot chocolate Hong Kong Composition Added vitamins not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
17/12/2010 Semolina pasta linguine Italy Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 100, 150, 500, 300, 350 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
20/12/2010 Shanghai stick noodle China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 100, 200, 200, 300, 100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
10/12/2010 Sardines In vegetable oil Morocco Visual Not suitable for its reasonable intended use — cans are rusted and blown IFC Act Section 3 (2)
15/12/2010 Nanru peanut in vacuum packs China Composition Additives (sodium cyclamate, saccharin sodium) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
15/12/2010 Pistachio in retail pkts Hong Kong Composition Additives (sodium cyclamate, ethyl maltol, acesulfame) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
23/12/2010 Premium matjes herring fillets Poland Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected in excess of levels permitted 1.6.1
23/12/2010 Gnocchi of potato Italy Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <100, <100, <100, 11000, <100 cfu/g
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
22/12/2010 Cinnamon, ground India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 44 mg/kg. 1.4.2
21/12/2010 Sugar snap peas China Chemical Difenoconazole detected in excess of MRL. Result: 22mg/kg. 1.4.2
24/12/2010 Kelp in bulk food service pkts Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 5400 mg/kg IFN 10/10
24/12/2010 Frozen cooked & peeled shrimp China Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 59000, 24000, 1400000, 37000, 110000 cfu/g
1.6.1
24/12/2010 Peanut balls Sri Lanka Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of maximum levels permitted. Result: 33 μg/kg. 1.4.1
24/12/2010 Peanut candy Sri Lanka Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of maximum levels permitted. Result: 28 μg/kg. 1.4.1
23/12/2010 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 3900 mg/kg IFN 10/10
31/12/2010 Cayenne pepper, ground India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 91 mg/kg. 1.4.2
31/12/2010 Gorgonzola De La Bosta cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
31/12/2010 Petit Pont Leveque cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, 60, 740, 740, 20 cfu/g
1.6.1
24/12/2010 Candy sprinkles United States Composition Additives (colours) detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 490 mg/kg. 1.3.1

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