Failing Food Report - July 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,997.

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

16/06/2011

Dietary supplement - 'Super Pump Max'

United States

Composition

Additives caffeine and tartrate not permitted in this food. Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 not permitted in this food.

1.3.1 2.9.4

28/09/2011

Gorgonzola Bacco Wedge

Italy

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

1.6.1

29/06/2011

White pepper powder

India

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

29/06/2011

Black pepper powder

India

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 48.4 mg/kg.

1.4.2

24/06/2011

Dried seaweed

China

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4400 mg/kg.

IFN 10/10

6/07/2011

Frozen pandan leaves

Thailand

Chemical

Chloropyrifos and difenoconazole detected in excess of MRL. Results: 1.7 mg/kg and 0.14 mg/kg.

1.4.2

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Mesomorph

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Nitrix

United States

Composition

Additive L-citrulline not permitted in this food.

2.9.4

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - No-Xplode

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - White Lightning

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Spirodex

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Hemo Rage Black

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

6/07/2011

Roasted mixed grain powder

Korea

Composition

Restricted plant - mugwort.

1.4.4

8/07/2011

Frozen minced molokheya

Egypt

Chemical

Chloropyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.18 mg/kg.

1.4.2

8/07/2011

Cake decorations

South Africa

Composition

Additive erythrosine in excess of levels permitted. Result: 20 mg/kg.

1.3.1

11/07/2011

Frozen cooked black tiger prawns

Vietnam

Micro

Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 210000, 22000, 340000, 180000, 13000000 cfu/g.

1.6.1

8/07/2011

Spearmint - crushed

Egypt

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 1.50 mg/kg.

1.4.2

7/07/2011

Soy sauce with calamansi

Philippines

Contaminant

3-MCPD detected in excess of ML. Result: 1.4 mg/kg.

1.4.1

11/07/2011

Basmati rice

Pakistan

Chemical

Malathion detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.33mg/kg.

1.4.2

11/07/2011

Dried sea tangle

Korea

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3100 mg/kg.

IFN 10/10

8/07/2011

Masala noodles

India

Composition

Added vitamins not permitted in this food.

1.3.2

12/07/2011

Frozen mixed seafood

Korea

Micro

Coagulase- positive staphylococci detected in excess of permitted levels. Results: <100, <100, 2800, 150, 1000 cfu/g.

1.6.1

12/07/2011

Basa fish fillets IQF

Vietnam

Chemical

Enrofloxacin detected in excess of the permitted level. Results: 0.0042 mg/kg and 0.0030 mg/kg.

1.4.2

5/07/2011

Dried seaweed

China

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2930 mg/kg.

IFN 10/10

7/07/2011

Soft drink

United States

Composition

Additives caffeine and brominated vegetable oil not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

14/07/2011

Black pepper powder

India

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

12/07/2011

Mugwort bun

Korea

Composition

Restricted plant - Artemisia (mugwort).

1.4.4

12/07/2011

Fried beancurd

Korea

Composition

Additive glycerol esters of wood resins not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - HGH Up

United States

Composition

Additive L-tartrate not permitted in this food.

2.9.4

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - H Blocker

United States

Composition

Additives caffeine and citrulline malate not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Roxylean ECA

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - 1 M.R Ultra Concentrated Pre Workout Powder

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Morph

United States

Composition

Additive L-citrulline not permitted in this food.

2.9.4

16/06/2011

Body building supplement - Code Red Pre Workout Formula

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

29/06/2011

Confectionery

Spain

Composition

Additive colour E131 not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

7/07/2011

Soft drink

United States

Composition

Additives caffeine and brominated vegetable oil not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

7/07/2011

Soda drink

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

8/07/2011

Chewing mixture (gutkha)

India

Composition

Prohibited plant – Areca catechu (betel nut).

1.4.4

15/07/2011

Curry powder retail jar

United States

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of permitted level. Result: 375 mg/kg.

1.4.2

18/07/2011

Livarot (cheese)

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 870, 560, 40, 40, 1100 cfu/g.

1.6.1

15/07/2011

Black pepper

United States

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of permitted level. Result: 560 mg/kg

1.4.2

19/07/2011

Salted dried peanuts

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of the permitted level. Result: 0.02 mg/kg.

1.4.2

19/07/2011

Mung split dahl

Myanmar

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of the permitted level. Result: 0.02 mg/kg

1.4.2

18/07/2011

Prepared cuttlefish

Japan

Composition

Prohibited plant - bracken; Additive gardenia blue colour not permitted in this food.

1.4.4 1.3.1

18/07/2011

Energy drink

Thailand

Composition

Contains choline and lysine not permitted in this food

1.3.1, 2.6.4

19/07/2011

Basmati rice

India

Visual

Not suitable for use - large number of live and dead insects

IFC Act Section 3 (2)

22/07/2011

Chilli powder

South Africa

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

22/07/2011

Jamaican pepper

France

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

22/07/2011

Kellawalla dry fish

Sri Lanka

Contaminant

Histamines in excess of level permitted. Result: 1670 mg/kg.

2.2.3

22/07/2011

Barramundi fillets

Vietnam

Chemical

Malachite green detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.0049 mg/kg.

1.4.2

25/07/2011

Mozzarella Di Bufala (cheese)

Italy

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, >1500, 1500, >1500, >1500 cfu/g.

1.6.1

25/07/2011

Petit Livarot (cheese)

France

Micro

E coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 93, 43, 43, 15, 9 MPN/g

1.6.1

20/07/2011

Dried ancho peppers

Mexico

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 20.2 mg/kg.

1.4.2

20/07/2011

Dried guajillo peppers

Mexico

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 8.5 mg/kg.

1.4.2

15/07/2011

Peanut crunch (sing chikki) and hot peanut coated

India

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of the permitted level. Results: 0.11 mg/kg, 0.19 mg/kg and 0.16 mg/kg.

1.4.1

28/07/2011

Coco yam fufu (yam flour)

United States

Composition

Contains vitamins and minerals not permitted in this type of food.

1.3.2

28/07/2011

Plantain fufu (banana flour)

United States

Composition

Contains vitamins and minerals not permitted in this type of food.

1.3.2

26/07/2011

Strawberry creams biscuits retail pkt

Fiji

Composition

Additive colour 112 is not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/07/2011

Frozen scallops

Japan

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

1.6.1

28/07/2011

Frozen drunk crab feet

China

Micro

Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 7800000, 18000000, >2500000, 12000000, 4200000 cfu/g.

1.6.1

25/07/2011

Peanut oil

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 0.02 mg/kg.

1.4.2

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