Failing Food Report - September 2011

​The number of lines of imported food inspected by AQIS under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this reporting month: 2,091.

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

Date of Fail Product description Country of origin Fail Type Reason for Fail (including test result) Standard
26/08/2011 Flavoured corn snacks and potato chips Ireland Composition Additive saccharin not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
26/08/2011 Low carb energy shot drink United States Composition Zinc, magnesium, B complex vitamin D not permitted in this food. 2.6.4
29/08/2011 Flavoured jelly Japan Composition Yam powder not permitted in this food. IFN 02/10
30/08/2011 Dried seaweed strips Hong Kong Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 5200 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
31/08/2011 Peanut butter China Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.030 mg/kg.
1.4.2
31/08/2011 Assorted biscuits Pakistan Composition Sodium Fe EDTA not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
1/09/2011 Prepared mackerel Japan Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
1/09/2011 Cassava chips Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of ML.
Result: 26 mg/kg.
1.4.1
1/09/2011 Salted herrings Norway Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
1/09/2011 Frozen clam meat (retail) China Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 15, <2.3 MPN/g.
1.6.1
2/09/2011 Formaggio Asiago (cheese) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 40, <10, 70, 10, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
2/09/2011 Fontal Mauri (cheese) Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 80, 70, <10, 90, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
2/09/2011 Munster Gerome (cheese) France Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 23, 4, 9, >1100, 23 MPN/g.
1.6.1
2/09/2011 Basmati rice India Chemical Malathion detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.11 mg/kg.
1.4.2
2/09/2011 Spice powder - chilli (retail pkt) Bangladesh Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
2/09/2011 Lollies United States Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
5/09/2011 Chicken flavoured noodles Nepal Composition Vitamin A not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
5/09/2011 Kashuri Methi India Visual The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use - foreign matter IFC Act Section 3(2)
6/09/2011 Blue vein cheese Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 440, <3, <3, <3 MPN/g and 63, 790, 300, 590, 360 MPN/g.
1.6.1
6/09/2011 Energy drink United Kingdom Composition Additive caffeine not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
7/09/2011 Blumauri cheese Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
7/09/2011 Dried betel leaf Thailand Chemical Metalaxyl detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 2.1 mg/kg.
1.4.2
9/09/2011 Prickly ash powder China Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
12/09/2011 Bean curd with chilli Taiwan Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1000, 650, 650, 300, 400 cfu/g.
User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
12/09/2011 Paneer cubes India Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
13/09/2011 Soft drink United States Composition Additives caffeine, brominated vegetable oil and sodium hexametaphosphate not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
14/09/2011 Dried seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3500 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
14/09/2011 Dried seaweed strip China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3100 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
14/09/2011 Mozzarella Bufala cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 10, 2500, 700, 40, <10 cfu/g.
1.6.1
14/09/2011 Hard whey cheese Greece Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 2500, <3, 4100, 2500, >1500 MPN/g.
1.6.1
15/09/2011 Frozen cooked crab meat Vietnam Micro Coagulase-positive staphylococci detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 1400, 750, 650, 800, 1400 cfu/g.
1.6.1
15/09/2011 Garlic peanuts Indonesia Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.041 mg/kg.
1.4.1
15/09/2011 Kumbo (kelp) United States Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 2500 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
15/09/2011 Taleggio D.O.P (cheese) Italy Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
16/09/2011 Bell pepper red powder China Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
19/09/2011 Cassava crackers Indonesia Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 23 mg/kg.
1.4.1
19/09/2011 La Tur soft cheese 3 milks Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 23, 7, 13, 13, 10 MPN/g.
1.6.1
20/09/2011 Dried tangle Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 1900 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
20/09/2011 Soy drink Korea Composition Vitamin E not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
20/09/2011 Dried tangle Japan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 2300 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
20/09/2011 Seaweed China Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 2600 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
20/09/2011 Dried squid Korea Composition Additive succinic acid not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
20/09/2011 Instant soup Korea Composition Additives 363 and 640 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
21/09/2011 Kelp Taiwan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3300 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
21/09/2011 Kelp Taiwan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 2200 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
21/09/2011 Stinking Bishop (cheese) United Kingdom Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100 cfu/g.
1.6.1
22/09/2011 Chilli powder India Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
22/09/2011 Dried fish Sri Lanka Visual The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use - mould contamination. IFC Act Section 3(2)
23/09/2011 Confectionery United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Confectionery United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Confectionery United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Soup containing beef United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Beef cubes United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Jelly confectionery United Kingdom Other No compliant BSE certificate provided. 2.2.1
23/09/2011 Natural seaweed Taiwan Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3100 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
27/09/2011 Blue Mould cow's/goat's milk (cheese) Spain Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, <10, 330, <10, 120 cfu/g.
1.6.1
29/09/2011 Taleggio cheese Italy Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10, <10, <10, 130, 30 cfu/g.
1.6.1
29/09/2011 Cut sea tangle Korea Contaminant Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 4300 mg/kg.
IFN 10/10
29/09/2011 Chilli powder India Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1

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