November

​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: 2,634

Failing Food Report – November 2012

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Fail type

Reason for fail (including test result)

Standard

2/11/2012

Dried seaweed

Japan

Daichu Shokuhin Co Ltd

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3600 mg/kg

IFN 09/12

2/11/2012

Le Grand Rustique cheese

France

Compagnie des Fromages et Richemonts (F 61321 01 CEE)

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <3, 240, <3, <3, <3 MPN/g

1.6.1

5/11/2012

Confectionery

United States

American Licorice Co.

Composition

Additive Allura red (129) in excess of levels permitted. Result: 700 mg/kg

1.3.1

6/11/2012

Satay powder

Malaysia

Mani Flour Mills (Malaysia)

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.02 mg/kg

1.4.2

2/11/2012

Preserved hot beancurd

Taiwan

Scholars Ent Co Ltd (Taiwan)

Micro

Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000 cfu/g

User Guide to 1.6.1

1/11/2012

Toma della Rocca cheese

Italy

Caseificio dell'Alta Langa

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 9, 23, 9, 9, 15 MPN/g

1.6.1

7/11/2012

Mahon Mercamps cheese

Spain

Industrial Cuquerella Quesera (Spain)

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 530, 13, 10, 890, <3 cfu/g

1.6.1

9/11/2012

Dried bak choy

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs Import And Export Co Ltd

Contaminant

Cadmium detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 2.3 mg/kg

1.4.1

1/11/2012

Caviar

Germany

Caviar House & Prunier Gmbh

Composition

Additive E285 not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

9/11/2012

Extra virgin olive oil

Italy

Giuseppe Calvi & C SRL (Italy)

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.059mg/kg

1.4.2

12/11/2012

Dried fish

Sri Lanka

Araliya Exporter Pvt Ltd

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess levels permitted. Result: 389 mg/kg

1.4.1

13/10/2012

Livarot cheese 1.5kg
Livarot cheese 220g

France

SA Graindorge

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: Livarot 1.5kg - 100 cfu/g, 120 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g
Results: Livarot 220g - 20 cfu/g, 150 cfu/g, 10 cfu/g, 70 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g

1.6.1

23/10/2012

Salted ricotta cheese

Italy

Si.For. Di Pastoia Pietro & C.Snc (Sole Di Sicilia)

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

1.6.1

24/10/2012

Seasoning salt

Korea

Daesang Co Ltd (S.Korea)

Composition

Additives MSG & disodium 5-ribonucleotide not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

12/11/2012

Noodle sauce

Korea

Samjin Globalnet Co Ltd

Other

No compliant BSE certificate provided.

2.2.1

16/11/2012

Cooked crab mince

Vietnam

Just In Time Co Ltd

Micro

Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 5100000, 9800000, 13000000, 3400000, 15000000 cfu/g;
Salmonella
detected.

1.6.1

14/11/2012

Cooked tiger prawns

Vietnam

Thanh Doan Sea Products I.E. Processing Joint Stock Co.

Micro

Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 230000, 290000, 490000, 280000, 450000 cfu/g

1.6.1

14/11/2012

Cusie cheese in tobacco leaves

Italy

Occelli Agrinatura SRL

Composition

Prohibited plant – Tabacco (Nicotiana species)

1.4.4

16/11/2012

Battered vegetable with shrimp

Thailand

Tep Kinsho Foods Co Ltd

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL. Result: 0.06 mg/kg

1.4.2

19/11/2012

Sweet peanut candy

Sri Lanka

Araliya Impex (Aus-Lanka) Pty. Ltd

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.030 mg/kg

1.4.1

21/11/2012

Atlantic mackerel cold smoked

Ukraine

Gamma Ltd

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 320 mg/kg

1.4.1

20/11/2012

Cooked prawns IQF

China

Shantou Yuexing Enterprise Company

Micro

Standard Plate Count detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 16000, 66000, 320000, 190000, 140000 cfu/g

1.6.1

15/11/2012

Choco peanuts

Korea

Lion Confectionery Co Ltd

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.035 mg/kg

1.4.1

21/11/2012

Dried seaweed slices

China

Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Ltd

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 5300 mg/kg

IFN 09/12

23/10/2012

Chevre cheese

France

Fromagerie Jean Faup (FR09086 01 CEE)

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of level permitted.
Results: 40 cfu/g, 110 cfu/g, 10 cfu/g, 200 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g

1.6.1

11/11/2012

Chevre cheese

France

Fromagerie Jean Faup (FR09086 01 CEE)

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <10 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g, 100 cfu/g, <10 cfu/g, 40 cfu/g

1.6.1

23/11/2012

Burrata cheese

Italy

Caseificio Galdi SRL

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 1600, 1800, 1100, 1700, 840 cfu/g

1.6.1

20/11/2012

Chilli tapioca chips

Singapore

Ontraro Pte Ltd

Contaminant

Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 25 mg/kg

1.4.1

26/11/2012

Mehijiki dried seaweed

Japan

Daichu Shokuhin Co Ltd

Contaminant

Inorganic arsenic detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 65 mg/kg

1.4.1

23/11/2012

Maldives fish chips

Sri Lanka

Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 210 mg/kg

1.4.1

23/11/2012

Coconut flour

Croatia

Velkom Ltd.

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

27/11/2012

Tapioca chips

India

M.O. John & Sons (Exports)

Contaminant

Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 11 mg/kg

1.4.1

27/11/2012

Bean sauce preserved bean curd

China

Jiangmen City Xinhui Haina

Micro

Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000, >15000 cfu/g

1.6.1

26/11/2012

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Cisalpino SPA (IT 01125CE)

Micro

Listeria monocytegenes detected

1.6.1

28/11/2012

Taleggio cheese

Italy

Arnoldi Valtaleggio SRL

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted. Results: 20 est., 10 est.,17 est., <3, <3 cfu/g

1.6.1

28/11/2012

Herring fillets in oil;
Herring low salt boneless

Ukraine

Gamma Ltd

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.
Results: D<50, D<50, D350, D230, D<50 cfu/g
Results: D1400, D50, D<50, D<50, D<50 cfu/g

1.6.1

23/11/2012

Mugwort extract

Korea

Chunho Food Co Ltd

Composition

Restricted plant - Mugwort

1.4.4

29/11/2012

Rosella leaves

Fiji

Bula Island Food Supplies (Fiji)

Chemical

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

1.4.2

22/11/2012

Infant formula

Indonesia

Nutricia Indonesia

Composition

Vitamin E per gram in excess of level permitted.

2.9.1

17/10/2012

Malted milk beverage

India

Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare Ltd.

Composition

Folate, Niacin, Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Vitamins A, C, D, B12 in excess of levels permitted.

1.3.2

30/11/2012

Peanut ball

India

M.O. John & Sons (Exports)

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 0.026 mg/kg

1.4.1

30/11/2012

Tapioca chips

India

M.O. John & Sons (Exports)

Contaminant

Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted. Result: 13 mg/kg

1.4.1

28/11/2012

Green cherries

Italy

Italcanditi S.P.A.

Composition

Additive E131 (patent blue) not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/11/2012

Garam masala powder

India

Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited (India)

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Result: 6.2 mg/kg

1.4.2

30/11/2012

Cendre Royal Nostalgie cheese

France

Fromagers en Bourgogne - FR71.566.01

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 15, 43, 23, 240, < 3 MPN/g

1.6.1

28/11/2012

White pepper powder

India

Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited (India)

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL. Results: 32.4 mg/kg and 27.6 mg/kg

1.4.2

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