Failing Food Report - December 2011

​The following table details the food that has failed during this reporting month

The number of lines of imported food inspected under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1487

Imported Failing Food Reporting – December 2011
Date of Fail Product description Country of origin Fail Type Reason for Fail (including test result) Standard
24/11/2011 Confectionery Indonesia Other No compliant BSE Certificate provided. 2.2.1
28/11/2011 Seasoning salt Korea Composition Additives monosodium glutamate and sodium 5'-ribonucleotides not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
29/11/2011 Frozen cooked and peeled vannamei shrimp China Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 210000, 180000, 21000, 140000, 69000 cfu/g.
1.6.1
29/11/2011 Cereal Malaysia Composition Vitamin D and B12 not permitted in this food. Vitamin C in excess of levels permitted. 1.3.2
30/11/2011 Fruit juice Pakistan Composition Additive 331 sodium citrates not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
30/11/2011 Confectionery South Africa Composition Additive E127 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
2/12/2011 Kelp Canada Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 6390 mg/kg. IFN 17/11
2/12/2011 Kelp flakes Canada Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 1060 mg/kg. IFN 17/11
2/12/2011 Kelp powder Canada Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 1020 mg/kg. IFN 17/11
2/12/2011 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result 2100 mg/kg. IFN 17/11
2/12/2011 Confectionery United States Composition Additive Tertiary Butyl Hydroquinone (TBHQ) not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
6/12/2011 Black pepper Madagascar Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
6/12/2011 Golden Cenarth (cheese) United Kingdom Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, <3, 4, 23, 11 cfu/g.
1.6.1
6/12/2011 Stinking Bishop (cheese) United Kingdom Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 460, <3, 43, 3 cfu/g.
1.6.1
6/12/2011 Paneer cubes cottage cheese India Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
6/12/2011 Soft goat milk cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 260, <3, <3, <3, <3 cfu/g.
1.6.1
6/12/2011 Valdeon blue cheese wheel Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 17 est, <3, 13 est, <3 cfu/g.
1.6.1
6/12/2011 Cured ham Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 7 est, 7 est, 7 est, 7 est cfu/g.
IFN 17/11
7/12/2011 St Marcellin cres tradition (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 20, 10, 30, 10, 30 cfu/g.
1.6.1
8/12/2011 Mouth fresheners India Composition Prohibited plant (betel nut). Additive colour 160b not permitted in this food. 1.4.4,
1.3.1
8/12/2011 Frozen boiled scallops Japan Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
9/12/2011 Gorgonzola DOP Dolce L. Premium (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
9/12/2011 Brie Mon Sire (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, 20, <10, 150, 20 cfu/g.
1.6.1
9/12/2011 Chocolate peanut bar Philippines Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.042 mg/kg. 1.4.1
12/12/2011 Verzin 100% Capra cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 40, 270, 20, 40, 1100 cfu/g.
1.6.1
13/12/2011 Gorgonzola cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
13/12/2011 Brie Mon Sire (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 50, 50, 70, <10, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
14/12/2011 Bontazola vaschetta (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
14/12/2011 Bontazola vaschetta (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
14/12/2011 Vermicelli Hong Kong Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <100, 350, <100, 150, 150 cfu/g.
User Guide to 1.6.1
14/12/2011 Peanut butter China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.030 mg/kg. 1.4.2
15/12/2011 Razor shell frozen Italy Contaminant PSP toxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Results: 42.1 mg/kg, 43.5 mg/kg and 41.5 mg/kg.
1.4.1
15/12/2011 St Marcellin (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected and in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 15, 9, <3, 23, 9 cfu/g.
1.6.1
16/12/2011 Jelly Taiwan Composition Additive konjac not permitted in this food. IFN 02/10
16/12/2011 Pistachio paste puree Italy Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.023 mg/kg. 1.4.1
19/12/2011 Buckwheat noodles Hong Kong Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 2500, 2900, 5000, 1700, >15000 cfu/g.
User Guide to 1.6.1
19/12/2011 Noodles Hong Kong Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 600, 500, 400, 1400, 600 cfu/g.
User Guide to 1.6.1
19/12/2011 Noodles Hong Kong Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1600, 350, 4700, 300, <100 cfu/g.
User Guide to 1.6.1
19/12/2011 Peanut butter China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.030 mg/kg 1.4.2
19/12/2011 Peanut butter China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.030 mg/kg 1.4.2
20/12/2011 Dried sea tangle Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3100 mg/kg. IFN 17/11
20/12/2011 Mini Delice d'Argental Truffe (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 20, <10, <10, <10, 20 cfu/g.
1.6.1
20/12/2011 Jelly crystal Malaysia Composition Additive konjac is not permitted in this food. IFN 02/10
21/12/2011 Peanut butter China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.040 mg/kg. 1.4.2
21/12/2011 Surface ripened sheep cheese Netherlands Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, 120, <10, <10, 32 cfu/g.
1.6.1
21/12/2011 Jelly tub Taiwan Composition Additive konjac not permitted in this food. IFN 02/10
21/12/2011 Vegetable oil Malaysia Composition Antifoam E900 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
21/12/2011 Pasta Germany Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 400, 550, 450, 250, 950 cfu/g.
User Guide to 1.6.1
22/12/2011 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 4700 mg/kg and 4500 mg/kg.
IFN 17/11
22/12/2011 Golden Cenarth (cheese) United Kingdom Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3.0, <3.0, <3.0, >1100, <3.0 cfu/g.
1.6.1
22/12/2011 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Results: 3600 mg/kg and 6000 mg/kg.
IFN 17/11
22/12/2011 Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 220 mg/kg. 1.4.1
22/12/2011 Mustard oil India Chemical Erucic acid detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 444,000 mg/kg.
1.4.1
26/12/2011 Ricotta Salata (cheese) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 10, 4200, 2400, 40, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1

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