Failing Food Report - December 2012

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

The number of lines of imported food inspected under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during this month: 2,099

Failing Food Report – December 2012
Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Fail type Reason for fail (including test result) Standard
4/12/2012 Cassava chips Indonesia CV Arira Pangindo Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 13 mg/kg 1.4.1
5/12/2012 Black pepper Sri Lanka Sanmik Foods (Pvt) Ltd Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
4/12/2012 Pickled cucumber Korea Daesang Co Ltd (S.Korea) Composition Additive saccharin is not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
6/12/2012 Dried dates China Gaoming Zhengda Trading Co Ltd of Foshan City Contaminant Lead detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.114 mg/kg (corrected for dehydration) 1.4.1
7/12/2012 White goat cheese Macedonia Gjorgievi Dooel Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 290, 560, <10, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
10/12/2012 Taleggio cheese Italy Arnoldi Valtaleggio SRL Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 33 est., <3, 46 est., <3, <3 cfu/g 1.6.1
11/12/2012 Groundnut bar India Visnukumar (India) Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.015 mg/kg
1.4.1
11/12/2012 Smoked salmon Norway Emilsen Slakteri A/S Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: ND, ND, D<100, ND, D<100 /25g
1.6.1
3/12/2012 Confectionary Philippines Philippine Gum Paste Inc Composition Additive Sunset Yellow FCF (110) in excess of level permitted.
Result: 1400 mg/kg
1.3.1
7/12/2012 Frozen rice cake Korea Sammi Commerce Co Ltd Composition Restricted plant - Artemisia vulgaris 1.4.4
5/12/2012 Fruit jelly cup China Guangdong Xizhilang Group Composition The product contains “konjac” as an ingredient - not permitted in this food type. IFN 02/10
10/12/2012 Cooked and peeled black tiger shrimps Vietnam Thanh Doan Sea Products Le Processing Joint Stock Co Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 570 000, 750 000, 240 000, 140 000, 330 000 cfu/g
1.6.1
10/12/2012 Cooked and peeled black tiger shrimps Vietnam Thanh Doan Sea Products Le Processing Joint Stock Co Micro Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 92 000, 80 000, 280 000, 960 000, 170 000 cfu/g
1.6.1
12/12/2012 St Felicien cheese France Valcrest (FR38.559.01) Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results <3.0, <3.0, 9, >1100, 93 MPN/g 1.6.1
12/12/2012 Perl Las cheese United Kingdom Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results 240, >1100, 460, 21, 93 MPN/g 1.6.1
11/12/2012 Le Rustique coulommiers cheese France Compagnie des Fromages et Richemonts
(F 61321 01 Cee)
Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 9, 9, 93, 23, 1100 MPN/g 1.6.1
6/12/2012 Almond and mango jelly Japan Kokubu & Co Ltd Composition Contains vitamin C - not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
13/12/2012 Roasted peanuts Thailand M.P.S. Enterprises Ltd (Thailand) Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.024 mg/kg
1.4.1
14/12/2012 White pepper powder India Pankaj Exports (India) Micro Salmonella detected. 1.6.1
10/12/2012 Herring fillets in oil Latvia Boja Ltd Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: D<50, ND, D<50, D<50, D<50 /25g
1.6.1
10/12/2012 Epoisses France Fromagerie Gaugry Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 330, 30, 10, <10, 50 cfu/g
1.6.1
17/12/2012 Brebirousse D'Argental cheese France Fromagerie Guilloteau (4216801 - Pelussin) Micro Listeria monocytegenes detected. 1.6.1
17/12/2012 Tapioca chips India Nilamel Exports Contaminant Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 11 mg/kg
1.4.1
19/12/2012 Tahini Israel The Prince Tahina Manufacturers Ltd Micro Salmonella detected. IFN 09/12
14/12/2012 Cous cous United Kingdom Symington’s Ltd Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of level permitted.
Results: 4000, 350est., 650est., 2200, 550est. cfu/g
User guide to 1.6.1
10/12/2012 Cake China Shanghai Brilliant Small Foods Co Ltd Composition Additive natamycin (235) not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
19/12/2012 Fried noodles Indonesia PT Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indonesia) Composition Vitamin A, B1, B12, niacin, folic & pantothenic acid not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
21/12/2012 Dried bonito shavings Japan Marutomo Co Ltd Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 650 mg/kg
1.4.1
27/12/2012 Pistachio nuts Iran Hassas Export Co Ltd (Iran) Chemical Endosulfan detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.12 mg/kg
1.4.2
28/12/2012 Blue veined cheese France Societe Fromagerie du Livradois (FR.63.162.001.CE) Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: <10, 15000, <10, <10, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
28/12/2012 Petit Camembert France Fromi Rungis SAS Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 80, <10, 30, 780, <10 cfu/g 1.6.1
19/12/2012 Sports supplement United States Mutated Nation Inc Composition Additive caffeine not permitted in this food. 2.9.4
31/12/2012 Cake Italy Dai S.P.A. Composition Additive E131 not permitted in this food. 1.3.1
17/12/2012 Brebirousse D'Argental cheese France Fromagerie Guilloteau (4216801 - Pelussin) Micro Listeria monocytegenes detected. 1.6.1

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