Failing Food Report - August 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 2,013.

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
28/06/2011 Kelp China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 5900 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
21/07/2011 Dried short boiled mackerel Philippines Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 750 mg/kg. 2.2.3
22/07/2011 Frozen short necked clam Korea Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 8, <2, <2, <2, <2 MPN/g.
1.6.1
26/07/2011 Muster Gerome (soft cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 43, 43, <3, 93, MPN/g.
1.6.1
26/07/2011 Taleggio Colombo (soft cheese) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 460, <3, <3, <3, MPN/g.
1.6.1
28/07/2011 Meetha pan masala Pakistan Composition Prohibited plant - betel nut. 1.4.4
28/07/2011 Sweet supari Pakistan Composition Prohibited plant - betel nut. 1.4.4
29/07/2011 Kola tonic flavoured cordial South Africa Composition Additive caffeine in excess of levels permitted. 1.3.1
1/08/2011 Noodles India Composition Added vitamins not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
1/08/2011 Queso de Valdeon (cheese) Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 4.0, >1100, 460, 23, <3.0 cfu/g.
1.6.1
2/08/2011 Jacquin Tradition Du Berry (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 20, 10, 30, 30, 10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
2/08/2011 Jacquin Selles-sur-Cher (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, 180, 190, 330, 2200 cfu/g.
1.6.1
4/08/2011 Pure ground black pepper United States Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 490 mg/kg. 1.4.2
4/08/2011 Various seasoning powder Japan Composition Vitamin D not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
4/08/2011 Various seasoning powder Japan Composition Additives disodium succinate and tocepherols not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
5/08/2011 Cooked peeled prawns Thailand Micro Coagulase- positive staphylococci detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1600, <100, <100, 150, <100 cfu/g.
1.6.1
10/08/2011 Halawa Lebanon Micro Salmonella detected. IFN 10/10
10/08/2011 Pistachios (whole raw - no shell) United States Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 136 mg/kg. 1.4.1
11/08/2011 Tallegio DOP Il Caravaggio (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
12/08/2011 Noodles China Composition Additive gardenia yellow not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
12/08/2011 Special dried geruire fungus and dried black fungus China Visual The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – insect contamination IFC Act Section 3(2).
15/08/2011 Pistachio slivers Iran Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.503 mg/kg. 1.4.1
16/08/2011 Hot cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML. Result: 15 mg/kg. 1.4.1
16/08/2011 Chocolate cereal and honey and whole grains cereal Portugal Composition Vitamins D and B12 not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
18/08/2011 Bleu d’Auvergne d’Argental (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 23, <3, <3, 43 MPN/g.
1.6.1
19/08/2011 Fruit candy and milk candy Taiwan Composition Additive gardenia blue not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
22/08/2011 Dried kelp buds Taiwan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 6000 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
22/08/2011 Taleggio (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
22/08/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted, Result: 1900 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
22/08/2011 Dried radish leaves Korea Chemical Endosulfan sulphate detected in excess of MRL. Result: 1.3 mg/kg. 1.4.2
22/08/2011 Dried seaweed silk China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4300 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
23/08/2011 Mozzarella Di Bufala (cheese) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, <10, >1500, <10, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
23/08/2011 Premium blue swimmer crab meat Indonesia Micro Standard Plate Count in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 100, 270000, 240000, 400, 230000 cfu/g.
1.6.1
23/08/2011 Thin noodles, dandan noodles, egg noodles China Composition Additive sodium polyacrylate not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
24/08/2011 Roquefort d'Argental blue cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 70, 330, 100, 60, 20 cfu/g.
1.6.1
26/08/2011 Dried and sliced jujube Korea Chemical Difenoconazole detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.09 mg/kg. 1.4.2
29/08/2011 Cooked and peeled prawns China Micro Coagulase- positive staphylococci detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 4500, 4500, <1000, <1000, 2100 cfu/g.
1.6.1
29/08/2011 Queso De Valdeon (cheese) Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 1400, <10, <10, <10, 1500 cfu/g.
1.6.1
30/08/2011 Bon Taleggio (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1

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