Failing Food Report - April 2011

​AQIS Imported Food — Failing Food reporting — April 2011

The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,891.

The following table details the foods that failed during this reporting month.

Date of Fail Product description Country of origin Fail Type Reason for Fail (including test result) Standard
1/04/2011 Instant soup (seaweed flavour ) Korea Composition Additive 630 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
1/04/2011 Instant soup (seaweed flavour ) Korea BSE Contains beef extract, no compliant BSE Certificate provided 2.2.1
5/04/2011 Confectionery Canada Composition Additive allura red (129) in excess of level permitted. Result: 400 mg/kg 1.3.1
4/04/2011 Horse radish paste “wasabi” Japan Composition Additive sodium hydroxide (E524) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
4/04/2011 Gorgonzola DOP wheel - cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
8/04/2011 Camembert - cheese France Micro E. coli detected and in excess of levels permitted. Results: <3,<3,<3,150,<3 cfu/g 1.6.1
8/04/2011 Fresh tuna Indonesia Contaminant Histamine in excess of level permitted. Result: 530 mg/kg 2.2.3
11/04/2011 Livarot Appellation d'Origine - cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 180, <10, <10, 200, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
11/04/2011 Livarot coupe - cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: <10, 40, 50, 260, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
6/04/2011 Corn soft drink Peru Composition Additive E127 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
10/03/2011 IQF Strawberry diced China Chemical Procymidone detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.082mg/kg 1.4.2
12/04/2011 Beverage (formulated) Japan Composition Additives vitamin C and methyl hesperidin not permitted in this food
2.6.4
12/04/2011 Lemon beverage (formulated) Japan Composition Additives calcium pantothenic and colour 160a not permitted in this food 1.3.1
12/04/2011 Beverage (formulated) Japan Composition Additives vitamin C and methyl hesperidin not permitted in this food. Additive caffeine in excess of levels permitted 2.6.4
13/04/2011 Dried kelp flakes Japan Chemical Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3300 mg/kg IFN 10/10
22/03/2011 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4400mg/kg IFN 10/10
18/04/2011 Asiago Pressato - cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results <3, <3, <3, 7, 130 MPN/g
1.6.1
14/04/2011 Dried seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3700 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/04/2011 Blue Stilton - cheese United Kingdom Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
18/04/2011 Candy Taiwan Composition Addidtive gardenia blue not permitted in this food 1.3.1
27/04/2011 Roasted chilli powder Sri Lanka Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
7/04/2011 Mint leaves India Chemical Chlorpyrifos and Endosulfan Sulfate detected in excess of MRL's.
Result: Chlorpyrifos 0.22 mg/kg; Endosulfan Sulfate 0.09 mg/kg.
1.4.2
27/04/2011 Taro soft flour cake Taiwan Composition Additive E127 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
15/04/2011 Halva with vanilla Greece Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10
29/04/2011 Whole cooked prawns IQF China Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results 1a: 220000, 290000, 310000, 280000 260000 CFU/g; Results 1b: 300000, 320000, 160000, 210000 240000 CFU/g
1.6.1
29/04/2011 Frozen cooked chicken strips New Zealand Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 0.9, 2.3, 4.3, 0.9, 15 MPN/g
IFN 10/10

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