Failing Food Report - February 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,400.

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
1/02/2001 Kelp slices China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3900mg/kg. IFN 10/10
2/02/2011 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result Line 10a: 4300 mg/kg; Result Line 10b: 5100 mg/kg IFN 10/10
3/02/2011 Satay powder Singapore Contaminant Alflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.009 mg/kg 1.4.1
1/02/2011 Halawa chocolate Lebanon Micro Salmonella detected. IFN 10/10
31/01/2011 Dried seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3300 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
7/02/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2200 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
31/01/2011 Curry powder India Chemical Ethyene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 272mg/kg. 1.4.2
4/02/2011 Salted kelp Japan Composition Additive pullulan not permitted in this food 1.3.1
10/02/2011 Greek kefalograviers cheese, Greek kefalotyri cheese Greece Micro E. coli detected in excess of level permitted. Result Line 2a: 43, 240, 23,240, >1100 MPN/g; Result Line 2b: 43, 93, 9, 240, 240 MPN/g 1.6.1
4/02/2011 Cake mix Japan Composition Additive 469 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
10/02/2011 Dried seaweed Hong Kong Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3200mg/kg IFN 10/10
20/01/2011 Pepper China Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 13 mg/kg 1.4.2
11/02/2011 Pont L’Eveque Graindorge cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of level permitted. Results: 30, 60, 460, 1200, >1500 cfu/g. 1.6.1
9/02/2011 Soft drink United States Composition Additive caffeine not permitted in this food 1.3.1
16/02/2011 Cous cous, various flavours United Kingdom Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of level permitted. Results Line 2a: 4300, <100, <100, <100, <100 cfu/g; Results Line 8a: 150, <100, 300, 800, <100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
16/02/2011 Blanched peanuts China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.05mg/kg 1.4.2
16/02/2011 Danish Blue cheese Denmark Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
17/02/2011 Sesame seeds India Micro Salmonella detected. IFN 10/10
18/02/2011 Paprika powder India Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
16/02/2011 Soy sauce Philippines Contaminant Chloropropanol 3-MCPD detected in excess of ML. Result: 1.5mg/kg 1.4.1
17/02/2011 Dried kelp
Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result Line 22a: 3300mg/kg; Result Line 22b: 3700mg/kg. IFN 10/10
17/02/2011 Cracker Taiwan Composition Additive 522 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
18/02/2011 Parma ham – sliced Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
10/02/2011 Frozen cooked whole prawns Malaysia Micro Vibrio mimicus and Vibrio fluvialis detected IFC Act Sect 3(2)
18/02/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected and in excess of level permitted. Result: 3700 mg/kg IFN 10/10
14/02/2011 Vegetable bun China Composition Additive monascos not permitted in this food 1.3.1
22/02/2011 Tapas goats cheese Spain Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
22/02/2011 Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil Italy Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result 0.10 mg/kg 1.4.2
23/02/2011 Roasted peanuts India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 29 mg/kg 1.4.1
24/09/2010 Weight management chocolate Hong Kong Composition Additive hydroxy citric acid not permitted in this food 1.3.1
23/02/2011 Candy buttons United States Composition Additives in excess of levels permitted. Allura Red: 160mg/kg; Brilliant Blue: 14mg/kg; Sunset Yellow: 124mg/kg; Tartrazine: 19mg/kg 1.3.1
23/02/2011 Garlic infused extra virgin olive oil; Chilli infused extra virgin olive oil Italy Chemical Oxyfluorfen detected in excess of MRL. Result Line 1a: 0.16 mg/kg; Result Line 1b: 0.17 mg/kg 1.4.2
24/02/2011 Fresh water mussels Fiji Micro E. coli detected in excess of level permitted. Results: <0.3,45,<0.3,45,<0.3 MPN/g. 1.6.1
25/02/2011 Peanut sweet ball; Marsala peanut; Peanut candy India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result Line 19: 0.22mg/kg; Result Line 23: 0.39mg/kg; Result Line 32: 0.075mg/kg 1.4.1
1/02/2011 Yogurt jelly rolls Brazil Composition Additive erythrosine not permitted in this food. Result: 5.4 mg/kg. 1.3.1
28/02/2011 Kombu seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4000 mg/kg IFN 10/10
28/02/2011 Kombu seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2600 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
24/02/2011 Toast crackers China Composition Additives E639, 551, 536, 1100, 266, not permitted in this food 1.3.1
24/02/2011 Flavoured crackers China Composition Additives 951, E321, E320, E310, E1520 not permitted in this food 1.3.1
25/02/2011 Dried seaweed, slices and thread China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of the level permitted. Result: 5700mg/kg IFN 10/10

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