Failing Food Report - November 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
3/11/2010
Frozen yellow clam meat India Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >110, 24, >110, >110, >110 MPN/g
1.6.1
3/11/2010
Seasoning sauce Vietnam Composition Additive (iodate kali) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
9/11/2010
Pont E'vegue Graind cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted
Results: 660, 60, 420, 40, 130 cfu/g
1.6.1
10/11/2010
Herring Prianoe Russia Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
11/11/2010
Jelly Crystals India Composition Contains beef products from BSE category D country (India) not permitted 2.2.1
2/11/2010
Gorgonzola DOP 1/8 cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
4/11/2010
Red chilli Thailand Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 1.10mg/kg 1.4.2
4/11/2010
Frozen prepared tilapia belly retail pkt Taiwan Composition Additive (ethyl alcohol 1510) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
8/11/2010
Line 1b: Mozzarella “Nodino 30g” frozen IQF Line 1c: Burrata frozen cheese IQF Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results Line 1b: 1100, 240, 23, 93, 1100 MPN/g
Results Line 1c: 1100, 1100, 240, >1100, 240 MPN/g
1.6.1
8/11/2010
Ice cream bars Korea Composition Additives (E1102 and E127) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
11/11/2010
White clam frozen in shell Vietnam Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results 9.3, 2.3, <0.3, <0.3 MPN/g
1.6.1
11/11/2010
Chilli powder Mexico Chemical Ethylene Chlorohydrin detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 170 mg/kg
1.4.2
14/10/2010
Frosted pastries United States Composition Unable to determine the source of the gelatine for BSE compliance 2.2.1
9/11/2010
Canned tuna in vegetable oil Fiji Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 210 mg/kg
2.2.3
15/11/2010
Dried tuna in oil Spain Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 213 mg/kg
2.2.3
16/11/2010
Sheep/cows milk cheese (Kefalograviera) Greece Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 240, 160, 240, 240, >1100 MPN/g
1.6.1
3/11/2010
Mozzarella (buffalo milk), Mozzarella (cows milk) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results Line 1c: 290, 240, 240, 93, 23 MPN/g
Results Line 1d: 39, 15, 240, 15, 23 MPN/g
Results Line 1f: 75, 240, 150, 15, 23, MPN/g
1.6.1
15/11/2010
Confectionery United States Composition Additive (allura red) in excess of levels permitted
Result: 320 mg/kg.
1.3.1
16/11/2010
Bean curd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 35,000, 25,000, 41,000, 36,000, 22,000 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
17/11/2010
Dried seaweed sliced retail pkt Korea Chemical Iodine detected in excess of the maximum level. Result: 4100 mg/kg IFN 10/10
18/11/2010
Chicken noodles Malaysia Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <100, <100, <100, 1500, <100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
23/11/2010
Japanese style noodles Japan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 1500, <100, <100, <100, <100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
22/11/2010
Skinless tuna loin Sri Lanka Chemical Histamine detected in excess of ML. Result: 3109 mg/kg 2.2.3
23/11/2010
Cous cous with vegetables, seeds & spices United Kingdom Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results Line 1a: 550, 300, 130, 150, <100 cfu/g Results Line 1b: <100, 200, 200, 350, 500 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
23/11/2010
Pickled garlic Korea Composition Additives (saline solution & glycine E640) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
25/11/2010
Dried seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of maximum level.
Results: 6100 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
25/11/2010
Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML.
Result: 315 mg/kg
2.2.3
23/11/2010
Dry whole chilli China Visual The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – mould contamination IFC Act Section 3(2)
24/11/2010
Kola Tonic Flavoured Cordial South Africa Composition Additive (caffeine) in excess of levels permitted. 1.3.1
24/11/2010
Kola Tonic Flavoured Cordial South Africa Composition Additive (caffeine) in excess of levels permitted. 1.3.1
29/11/2010
Petit Pont L'Eveque cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results Line 18a: <10, 270, 140, <10, 10 cfu/g Results Line 18b: 30, <10, <10, <10, 40 cfu/g
1.6.1
29/11/2010
Gourmeron St Esprit cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 50, 260, 10, 300, 180 cfu/g 1.6.1
25/11/2010
Razor clams Indonesia Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <3, 15, 3 , 4 , 4 MPN/g 1.6.1
30/11/2010
Jam filled cookies and fruit bars Malaysia Composition Additive (E338 sodium acid pyrophosphate) not permitted in this food 1.3.1

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