Failing Food Report - May 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,803.

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
12/04/2011 Kelp slices; kelp shreds China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Results: 1300mg/kg; 5700mg/kg. IFN 10/10
19/04/2011 Black pepper Vietnam Visual The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – mould. IFC Act Section 3 (2)
28/04/2011 Vanilla shake mix USA Composition Contains protein below the minimum limit. 2.9.3
28/04/2011 Strawberry roll India Composition Additive erythrosine (E127) not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
29/04/2011 Rice cake Japan Composition Restricted plant "Mugwort". 1.4.4
4/05/2011 Seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2700 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
4/05/2011 Rosella leaves Fiji Contaminant Cadmium detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.13 mg/kg. 1.4.1
4/05/2011 Pajerin 2 Latti - cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1200, 800, 800, 700, >1500 cfu/g.
1.6.1
5/05/2011 Seaweed whole Hong Kong Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 5400 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
9/05/2011 Seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3300 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
9/05/2011 Flavoured cassava chips in retail pkt Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 10.3 mg/kg. 1.4.1
10/05/2011 Vegetable stew; minced meat potato stew Iran Other No compliant BSE Certificate provided. 2.2.1
11/05/2011 Gorgonzola Dolce cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
11/05/2011 Frozen noodles Korea Composition Additive sweetener (965) not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
11/05/2011 Dried fish Sri Lanka Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 410 mg/kg. 2.2.3
11/05/2011 Black pepper powder Sri Lanka Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
12/05/2011 Dried seaweed Singapore Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3200 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
12/05/2011 Seasoned duck Korea Micro Salmonella detected. IFN 10/10
13/05/2011 Yellow hot pepper Peru Chemical Permethrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.076mg/kg. 1.4.2
16/05/2011 Hulled sesame seed Guatemala Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
17/05/2011 Gorgonzola DOP Cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
17/05/2011 Cooked and peeled prawns China Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 310000, 8300, 1300000, 92000, 18000 cfu/g.
1.6.1
18/05/2011 Dried seaweed Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 1500 mg/kg; 3300 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
18/05/2011 Bracken leaf Korea Composition Prohibited plant - Pteridium aquilinum. 1.4.4
18/05/2011 Grape jelly (gummy jelly) Thailand Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
20/05/2011 Ground nut paste Ghana Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of ML. Result: 38 mg/kg. 1.4.1
24/05/2011 Green olives in brine pitted Turkey Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.15 mg/kg. 1.4.2
24/05/2011 Green olives in brine halves Turkey Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.11 mg/kg. 1.4.2
25/05/2011 Formaggio Di Pecora Pistachio - cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 240, <10, 43, <10, <10 MPN/g.
1.6.1
26/05/2011 Dried seaweed Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3600 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
26/05/2011 Dried sea tangle Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result 2200 mg/kg. IFN 10/10
26/05/2011 Dried radish Japan Contaminant Cadmium detected in excess of ML. Result: 0.18 mg/kg. 1.4.1
27/05/2011 Dried taro leaves Philippines Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 0.35 mg/kg. 1.4.2
30/05/2011 Dried kelp Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 5100 mg/kg. IFN 10/10

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