Failing Food Report - October 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
5/10/2010 Gorgonzola cheese - Auricchio Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 43, 150, 93, >1100, 1100 MPN/g.
1.6.1
5/10/2010 Frozen cockle Thailand Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1100, 460, <3, 4, <3 /g.
1.6.1
5/10/2010 Chilli & lemon cassava chips United Kingdom Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML.
Result: 12mg/kg
1.4.1
6/10/2010 Peanut kernel roasted China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.02mg/kg
1.4.2
6/10/2010 Soy beancurd in chilli oil Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1600, 1100, 2300, 1800, 1100 cfu/g.
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
6/10/2010 Chilli bean curd Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 500, 1300, 450, 1800, 900 cfu/g.
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
6/10/2010 Smoked tiny shrimp Thailand Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 140000,3700, >3000000, >3000000, >3000000 cfu/g
1.6.1
6/10/2010 Smoked striped catfish Thailand Chemical Fluoroquinolones (enrofloxacin) detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 10ug/kg.
1.4.2
11/10/2010 Bean curd Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 4100, 2400, 3900, 3300, 3600, cfu/g.
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
29/09/2010 Soft cheese - talleggio Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 110, 46, 24, 24, 110 cfu/g
1.6.1
26/09/2010 Soft cheese from sheep’s milk - Arnoldi France Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
26/09/2010 Preserved fruit long feng plum Taiwan Composition Additive - Acesulfame potassium (950) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
6/10/2010 Black pepper ground Sri Lanka Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
6/10/2010 Hot cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML.
Result: 13mg/kg
1.4.1
8/12/2010 Fermented bean curd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 2000, 1200, 800, 500, 450 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
6/10/2010 Tapioca chips - chilli India Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 15mg/kg 1.4.1
8/10/2010 Frozen prepared fish (mackerel) Japan Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
14/10/2010 Frozen green shell mussels New Zealand Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 5, 5, 8, 13, 33 cfu/g
1.6.1
14/10/2010 Frozen green shell mussels New Zealand Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 2, 8, <2, <2, 5 cfu/g
1.6.1
14/10/2010 Tahini dip Egypt Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10 Risk foods
14/10/2010 Gorgonzola cheese - Novari Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 23, 350, 33, 13, 350 cfu/g.
1.6.1
14/10/2010 Gorgonzola cheese - Novari Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 23, 13, 23, 8, 23 cfu/g 1.6.1
15/10/2010 Bean curd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
15/10/2010 Couscous/semolina pasta Israel Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of permitted levels. Results: 1700, <100, 650, 800, 1200 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
18/10/2010 Livarot cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 110, 910, 20, <10, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
21/10/2010 Gorgonzola cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 460, <10, >1100, 460 cfu/g 1.6.1
21/10/2010 Ground ginger India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 24 mg/kg 1.4.2
21/10/2010 Ground ginger India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 34 mg/kg 1.4.2
21/10/2010 Curry powder India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 52 mg/kg 1.4.2
21/10/2010 Salted mackerel fish Thailand Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML.
Result: 1150 mg/kg
2.2.3
21/10/2010 Dried black sesame seed China Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10 Risk foods
22/10/2010 Crushed chilli India Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 120 mg/kg 1.4.2
12/10/2010 Hulled sesame seeds Guatemala Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10 Risk foods
13/10/2010 Soft cows/goat/sheet milk cheese in pkts Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 43, 4, 20, 11, 3 MPN/g 1.6.1
14/10/2010 Black pepper ground Sri Lanka Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
14/10/2010 Fermented beancurd China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <100, 300, 900, 800, 450 cfu/g
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
20/10/2010 Red green trees (confectionery) United States Composition Colour Allura Red AC (INS 129) detected in excess of permitted levels. Result: 832mg/kg 1.3.1
20/10/2010 Green coffee 800 China Composition Calcium not permitted in this food 1.3.1
20/10/2010 Cocoa hot chocolate for healthy weight management China Composition Chromium and calcium not permitted in this food 1.3.1 and 1.3.2
21/10/2010 Chocolate Colombia Contaminant Cadmium detected in excess of ML
Results: 2.55 mg/kg
1.4.1
21/10/2010 Tempura batter mix showa not retail Japan Composition Additive - Aluminum potassium sulphate not permitted in this food 1.3.1
22/10/2010 Pont L'eveque Isigny soft cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 21, 43, 43, 460, 7 cfu/g
1.6.1
21/10/2010 Lettuce cubes with chilli oil China Composition Additive - EDTA not permitted in this food 1.3.1
27/10/2010 Pesto di pistacchio Italy Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.036 mg/kg 1.4.1
21/10/2010 Rice cake with bean jam Japan Composition Additive E127 erythrosine not permitted in this food 1.3.1
26/10/2010 Keflaograveria cheese Greece Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 1100, >1100, 1100, >1100, >1100 MPN/g 1.6.1
26/10/2010 Extra virgin olive oil Italy Chemical Oxyfluorfen detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.10 mg/kg
1.4.2
26/10/2010 Flavoured cream rolls (cakes) India Composition Additive E522 aluminium potassium sulphate not permitted in this food 1.3.1
26/10/2010 Salted mackerel Thailand Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML. Result: 987 mg/kg 2.2.3
25/10/2010 Propolis loquat candy, rich milk candy, herb candy & calcium milk candy Taiwan Composition Additive casein phosphopeptide not permitted in this food 1.3.1
26/10/2010 Paneer cubes Canada Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100 MPN/g
1.6.1
20/10/2010 Green coffee 800 China Composition Calcium not permitted in this food 1.3.1
20/10/2010 Cocoa hot chocolate for healthy weight management China Composition Chromium and calcium not permitted in this food 1.3.1 and 1.3.2
29/10/2010 Hemp & oat biscuits Germany Composition Prohibited plant - Hemp (Cannabis spp.) 1.4.4
29/10/2010 Paneer cubes India Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 80, 220, <10, <10, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
29/10/2010 Soft drink (Irn Bru) United Kingdom Composition Additive - Caffeine not permitted in this food 1.3.1
29/10/2010 Moti angel coffee fast slimming Hong Kong Composition Additive - HCA (hydroxy citric acid) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
29/10/2010 Moti angel coffee fast slimming Hong Kong Composition Additive - HCA (hydroxy citric acid) not permitted in this food 1.3.1

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