Failing Food Report - October 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 1,611.

The following table details the food that has failed during this reporting month.

AQIS Imported Food Failing Food Reporting October 2011

Date of Fail

Product description

Country of origin

Fail Type

Reason for Fail (including test result)

Standard

15/09/2011

Boiled rice and seeraga samba rice

Sri Lanka

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Results: 0.16 mg/kg and 0.02 mg/kg.

1.4.2

27/09/2011

Energy gel

United States

Composition

Vitamins B1 and B3 not permitted in this food. Vitamin B12 in excess of levels permitted.

2.9.4

27/09/2011

Energy gel

United States

Composition

Additive caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/09/2011

Confectionery

South Africa

Composition

Additive E127 not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/09/2011

Confectionery

South Africa

Composition

Additive E127 not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/09/2011

Breakfast cereal

South Africa

Composition

Vitamins B12, biotin, panthothenic acid, D3, tricalcium phosphate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite anhydrous, amino acids (lysine, methionine) not permitted in this food.

1.3.2

29/09/2011

Instant noodles

Korea

Composition

Additive disodium succinate not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

29/09/2011

Instant noodle cups

Korea

Composition

Additive glycine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

29/09/2011

Instant noodles

Korea

Composition

Additive succinic acid not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

4/10/2011

Levasseur Grand Livarot soft cheese

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, <10, 20, 150, <10 cfu/g.

1.6.1

4/10/2011

Saint Albray soft cheese

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 180, <10, <10, <10 cfu/g.

1.6.1

4/10/2011

Levasseur Pont L'Eveque soft cheese

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 20, 540, <10, 340 cfu/g.

1.6.1

5/10/2011

Frozen sweet corn

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.070 mg/kg.

1.4.2

5/10/2011

Paneer cubes cottage cheese

India

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 10, 10, 44, 21 cfu/g.

1.6.1

5/10/2011

Frozen taro

Fiji

Contaminant

Cadmium detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.35 mg/kg.

1.4.1

7/10/2011

Dried seaweed

China

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 3800 mg/kg.

IFN 17/11

7/10/2011

Peanut butter

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.08 mg/kg.

1.4.2

10/10/2011

Desiccated coconut

Vietnam

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

11/10/2011

Dried seaweed

China

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 4000 mg/kg.

IFN 17/11

11/10/2011

Chilli powder

Bangladesh

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

12/10/2011

Confectionery

Indonesia

Composition

Additive erythrosine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

13/10/2011

Bontazola Vaschetta (cheese)

Italy

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

1.6.1

13/10/2011

Livarot Graindorge (cheese)

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, <10, <10, 400, <10 cfu/g.

1.6.1

14/10/2011

Levasseur Grand Pt l'Eveque (cheese)

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, <10, <10, <10, 530 cfu/g.

1.6.1

14/10/2011

Levasseur Pt l'Eveque (cheese)

France

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 250, 1000, 190, 190, 50 cfu/g.

1.6.1

14/10/2011

Mozzarella cubes

Italy

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Result: 13, 10, 33, <3, <3 cfu/g.

1.6.1

17/10/2011

Frozen cuttle fish wild

Japan

Composition

Additive aluminium sulfate not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

17/10/2011

Presliced smoked salmon

Norway

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

1.6.1

19/10/2011

Pasta

Poland

Composition

Vitamin A not permitted in this food.

1.3.2

20/10/2011

Dried tangle

Japan

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2300 mg/kg.

IFN 17/11

20/10/2011

Dried seaweed

Japan

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2700 mg/kg.

IFN 17/11

25/10/2011

Peanut butter

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.030 mg/kg.

1.4.2

25/10/2011

Peanut butter

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.026 mg/kg.

1.4.2

25/10/2011

Peanut butter

China

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.036 mg/kg.

1.4.2

25/10/2011

Whole cooked prawns

China

Micro

Vibrio cholera detected.

User Guide to 1.6.1

25/10/2011

Fior di Capra soft goat milk cheese

Italy

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 46, 30, 33, 23, 7 cfu/g.

1.6.1

27/10/2011

Prawn snack

Korea

Composition

Additive glycine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/10/2011

Paneer cubes cottage cheese

India

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 21, 45, <10, 21, <10 MPN/g.

1.6.1

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