Failing Food Report - January 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1736.

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
4/01/2011 Orchaden Mozzarella cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 4, 4, 20, 93, 9 MPN/g
1.6.1
5/01/2011 Peanut balls, peanuts roasted India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of the ML.
Result Line 9a: 51 μg/kg
Result Line 9b: 660 μg/kg
1.4.1
6/01/2011 Dried sea vegetable (kelp) Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 2600 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
7/01/2011 Fromi Munster Gerpmie soft cheese France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 23, 23, 93, 75, 93 MPN/g
1.6.1
7/01/2011 Keeramin dry fish; kelawalla dry fish Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of the level permitted.
Result Line 8b: 3378 mg/kg ;
Result Line 8c: 1416 mg/kg
2.2.3
7/01/2011 Bean curd sheets China Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 8000, >25000, 4000, <100, 2800 cfu/g
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
10/01/2011 Sugar free candy United States Composition Additive tartrazine in excess of levels permitted 1.3.1
7/01/2011 Vitamin C & E candy Taiwan Composition Vitamin C and vitamin E not permitted in this food 1.3.2
10/01/2011 Roasted peanut; red bean curd peanut China Composition Additive saccharin not permitted in this food 1.3.1
7/01/2011 Noodles Sri Lanka Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <100, <100,<100,300,1400 cfu/g
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
15/12/2010 Pistachio China Composition Additive sodium cyclamate, ethyl maltol and acesulfame not permitted in this food 1.3.1
15/12/2010 Peanuts China Composition Additives sodium cyclamate and saccharin sodium not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
13/01/2011 Raw pistachio kernels United States Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML.
Result: 0.098 mg/kg
1.4.1
10/01/2011 Cookies China Composition Additive sodium dehydroactate and ethyl maltol not permitted in this food 1.3.1
10/01/2011 Crystal plum, coconut plum China Composition Additive aspartame, steviosides, sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin and ethyl maltol not permitted in this food 1.3.1
13/01/2011 Casearia Gorgonzola cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
10/01/2011 Bourville Double Cream cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >1500, >1500, >1500, >1500, >1500 cfu/g
1.6.1
19/01/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 2300 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
10/01/2011 Preserved waxberry China Composition Additives sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin and steviosides not permitted in this food 1.3.1
20/01/2011 Sing bhujiya hot India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML.
Result: 0.065 mg/kg
1.4.1
12/01/2001 Cassava chips Sri Lanka Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML.
Result: 25 mg/kg
1.4.1
20/01/2011 Peanut crunch India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML.
Result: 0.077 mg/kg
1.4.1
18/01/2011 Seaweed thread, seaweed thick China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result Line 45a: 5900mg/kg;
Result Line 47a: 2100 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
17/01/2011 Syrup special grade Indonesia Composition Additive ponceau 4R (124) not permitted in this food.
Result: 300mg/kg
1.3.1
24/01/2011 Crushed peanut cakes India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML.
Result: 0.016 mg/kg
1.4.1
25/01/2011 Seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 7700 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
25/01/2011 Dashi kombu dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 7100 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
24/01/2011 Extra virgin oil Turkey Chemical Parathion-methyl detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.09 mg/kg.
1.4.2
18/01/2011 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 6600 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
28/01/2011 Kelp seasoning granules New Zealand Chemical Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 5800 mg/kg
IFN 10/10
21/01/2011 Honey China Chemical Chloramphenicol detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.8μg/kg
1.4.2
21/01/2011 Fried bean curd Korea Composition Additive glyceric acid not permitted in this food 1.3.1

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