Failing Food Report - July 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
4 January 2010 Energy shot dietary supplement United States of America Composition Additive caffeine in excess of levels permitted 1.3.1, 2.6.4, 2.9.4
30 March 2010 Sesame paste in jars China Visual Unsuitable for consumption IFC Act, Section 3(2)
12 May 2010 Sweetened carbonated beverages India Composition Additive phosphoric acid not permitted in this food 1.3.1
4 June 2010 Spiced peach chutney United Kingdom Chemical Fenoxycarb detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.2mg/kg 1.4.2
17 June 2010 Vindaloo curry paste India Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.024mg/kg 1.4.2
24 June 2010 Queso De Cabra Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 23, 23, 23, 4.0, 23 /g 1.6.1
26 June 2010 Instant beancurd Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <100, <100, 2400, <100, <100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
28 June 2010 Pure ghee India Chemical Endosulfan detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.06 mg/kg. 1.4.2
29 June 2010 Jelly cups Japan Composition Konjac is not permitted in jelly cups or jelly confectionery IFN 02/10
1 July 2010 Paneer cubes, creamy cottage cheese cubes India Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 240, 240, 23, 43, 93 cfu/g 1.6.1
6 July 2010 Dry fish feeramin Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamines detected in excess of ML. Result: 690mg/kg 2.2.3
7 July 2010 Frozen yellow fin tuna block (Saku) Indonesia Contaminant Histamines detected in excess of ML. Result: 2300mg/kg 2.2.3
7 July 2010 Salty anchovies Philippines Contaminant Histamines detected in excess of ML Result: 390 mg/kg 2.2.3
8 July 2010 Soft drink Ukraine Composition Additives “estrogen”, ”aromatizes” and colour E131 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
9 July 2010 Satay stir-fry sauce can China Composition Preservative 216 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
9 July 2010 Fontal Mauri Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 230, 340, 180, 460, 500 cfu/g 1.6.1
10 July 2010 Vegetarian satay Malaysia Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 6µg/kg (fail on calculated result) 1.4.1
12 July 2010 Novelty beverage United States of America Composition Additive caffeine not permitted in this food 1.3.1
13 July 2010 Fresh peeled garlic China Visual Unsuitable for consumption IFC Act, Section 3(2)
14 July 2010 Frozen crab meat Vietnam Micro Standard plate count in excess levels permitted. Results: 1400000, 2400000, 960000, >3000000, >3000000 cfu/g 1.6.1
16 July 2010 Fermented bean curd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 300, 400, 800, 200, 600 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
16 July 2010 Asian style instant rice noodles Vietnam Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 900, 250, 500, 200, 400 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
16 July 2010 Cayenne pepper United States of America Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 370mg/kg 1.4.2
19 July 2010 Fermented bean curd in jars China Visual Unsuitable for consumption IFC Act, Section 3(2)
19 July 2010 Spring onion crackers, saltine crackers China Composition Additives “flour treatment” (papain, xylanase) and “yeast food” not permitted in this food 1.3.1
19 July 2010 Cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 16 mg/kg. 1.4.1
21 July 2010 Fermented bean curd China Visual Unsuitable for consumption IFC Act, Section 3(2)
22 July 2010 Beancurd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected and in excess of levels permitted. Results: 150000, 200, 300, <100, 53000 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
22 July 2010 Fermented bean curd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 500000, 87000, 23000, 23000, 17000 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
23 July 2010 Spanish sausage in sunflower oil can Spain Composition Preservative 252 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
23 July 2010 Camembert Bocage France Micro E.coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: >3, >3, 23, 23, 43 cfu/g 1.6.1
23 July 2010 Pepper mills Taiwan Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 183.3mg/kg 1.4.2
26 July 2010 Dried porcini mushrooms, wild forest mix, chanterelle mushroom Serbia Other Gamma irradiation not permitted 1.5.3
26 July 2010 Cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 30 mg/kg 1.4.1
26 July 2010 Cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result 27a: 19mg/kg, Resut 27b: 20mg/kg, Result 27c: 11mg/kg, Result 27d: 35 mg/kg 1.4.1
26 July 2010 Frozen yellow clam meat IQF Vietnam Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 24, 46, <2.3, >110, >110 MPN/g 1.6.1
27 July 2010 Flavoured cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result 10a: 12mg/kg, Result 10b: 14mg/kg, Result 10c: 11mg/kg 1.4.1

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