Failing Food Report - March 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,686.

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
1/03/2011 Buche De Chevre Nostalgie (Cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: <10, <10, <10, ~18,000, <10cfu/g 1.6.1
3/03/2011 Chilli powder in retail pkt India Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
2/03/2011 Gorgonzola S Antonio Cremoso cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
1/03/2011 Keerameen (pilchard) Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML. Result: 290 mg/kg 2.2.3
4/03/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3700 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
1/03/2011 Peanut ball; Peanut candy India Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.358mg/kg; Result: 0.223mg/kg 1.4.1
1/03/2011 Blanched peanuts China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.08mg/kg 1.4.2
7/03/2011 Dried kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3600 mg/kg IFN 10/10
4/03/2011 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4500 mg/kg IFN 10/10
8/03/2011 Peanut snack Japan Composition Additive colour 'LAC' is not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
24/02/2011 Queso De Rulo Campo cheese Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 23, 150, 23, 43, 3.0 MPN/g
1.6.1
4/02/2011 Tahina Lebanon Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
8/03/2011 Smooth peanut butter; Crunchy peanut butter
China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.033 mg/kg; Result: 0.061 mg/kg
1.4.2
8/03/2011 Dried bracken Korea Composition Prohibited plant - pteridium aquilinum 1.4.4
10/03/2011 Dried kelp seaweed Hong Kong Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3890 mg/kg IFN 10/10
11/03/2011 Dried seaweed threads retail pkt China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4800 mg/kg IFN 10/10
25/02/2011 Soy bean drink Korea Composition Multiple additives not permitted in this food 1.3.1
11/03/2011 Sea vegetable kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3300 mg/kg IFN 10/10
11/03/2011 Kelp United States Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 1600 mg/kg IFN 10/10
15/03/2011 Vinegared seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 3200mg/kg IFN 10/10
16/03/2011 Hulled sesame seeds bulk bag Guatemala Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10
18/03/2011 Parma ham Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
16/03/2011 Oriental style egg fried rice Thailand Composition Additive 160a not permitted in this food 1.3.1
21/03/2011 Tahinoli Greece Micro Salmonella detected IFN 10/10
22/03/2011 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 5100 mg/kg IFN 10/10
22/03/2011 Kelp slices Hong Kong Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4700mg/kg IFN 10/10
21/03/2011 Kombu dried sea vegetable Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3900mg/kg IFN 10/10
23/03/2011 Lotus root slices Japan Contaminant Cadmium detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.91 mg/kg 1.4.1
22/03/2011 Mozzarella di Bufalo Campana dop cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Result: <3, <3, 630, <3, <3 MPN/g
1.6.1
11/01/2011 Satay sauce Singapore Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 6.5 µg/kg 1.4.1
11/01/2011 Wasabi peanuts Singapore Contaminant Cadmium detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.367 mg/kg 1.4.1
21/03/2011 Sweet potato slices China Composition Additive sodium saccharine (954) not permitted in this food 1.3.1
25/03/2011 Ground hot pepper cayenne Spain Micro Salmonella detected 1.6.1
28/03/2011 Blanched peanuts China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result 0.02 mg/kg 1.4.2
28/03/2011 Livarot Graindorge cheese France Micro E coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result <10, <10, 90, 50, <10cfu/g 1.6.1
28/03/2011 Gorgonzola Antonio Cremoso; Taleggio Caravaggio cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected 1.6.1
29/03/2011 Confectionery United States Composition Additive INS 127 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
30/03/2011 Organic fermented bean curd; Organic fermented red yeast rice bean curd Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 45000, 180000, 150000, 39000, 110000 cfu/g; Result: 3000, 2500, 26000, 600, 24000 cfu/g User guide 1.6.1
31/03/2011 Kelp Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3200 mg/kg IFN 10/10
30/03/2011 Maldive fish sambal Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML Result: 200mg/kg 2.2.3
31/03/2011 Fresh tuna loin Indonesia Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of ML. Result: 200mg/kg 2.2.3
25/03/2011 Dried kelp Korea Chemical Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 5300mg/kg IFN 10/10

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