Failing Food Report - August

​This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data on activity and compliance under the Scheme refer to the 6 monthly Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

Risk category food test (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)

DAFF targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. These risk category foods are targeted at 100% until a history of food safety compliance is established.

The following table details where results were detected in excess of food safety limits.

These foods were not distributed for sale in Australia, they were destroyed by the importer or re-exported to the country of origin under DAFF supervision. Future consignments continue to be targeted at 100% until a history of compliance is established. More information on risk category foods and the tests applied under the IFIS can be found in Imported Food N​otice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

5/08/2013 Camembert Prairie
Normande (cheese)
France Fromagerie Gillot F-
6140201-CEE
E. coli 93, 460, <3,<3,>1100 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
6/08/2013 Gorgonzola "Nero"
cheese
Italy Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03
194 CE)
Listeria
monocytogenes
Detected /125g FSC 1.6.1
7/08/2013 Clam meat United States J H Miles & Co Inc E. coli <3, 23, 4, 9, 9 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
8/08/2013 Frozen paneer cubes India Taj Frozen Foods India Pvt
Ltd (Bombay India)
E. coli 95, <10, 21, 44, 10 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
8/08/2013 Mozzarella di Bufala
Campania (cheese)
Italy Europomella SPA (IT
12/009 CE)
E. coli <3.0, <3.0, 460, <3.0, <3.0 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
14/08/2013 Petit Normand
cheese
France Gillot SAS - FR61.402.01 E. coli <3.0, <3.0, 150, <3.0, >1100 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
15/08/2013 Munster Gerome
cheese
France Maison Fischer -
FR68.023.001
E. coli 23, 75, 14, 23, 75 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
20/08/2013 Cooked cocktail
prawns
Vietnam Minh Phu - Hau Giang
Seafood Corp
Vibrio cholerae Detected /125g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
21/08/2013 Smoked salmon Denmark Norlax AS (Denmark) Listeria
monocytogenes
D<50, D<50, D<50, D<50, D<50 cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
22/08/2013 Gorgonzola
Argento and
Gorgonzola Oro
Italy Gennaro Auricchio (IT
03 194 CE)
Listeria
monocytogenes
Detected /125g FSC 1.6.1
28/08/2013 Organic Perl Wen
cheese
United
Kingdom
Caws Cenarth Cheese
Ltd
E. coli <3.0, 9.0, 75, 9.0, 23 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
29/08/2013 Tahini Israel The Prince Tahina
Manufacturers Ltd
Salmonella D, D, D, D, D /25g FSC 1.6.1
30/08/2013 Clam meat China J.H. Miles & Co. Inc. E. coli <3, 23, 3, 7, 9 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/08/2013

Peanut butter

Philippines

Newborn Food Products
(Philippines)

Aflatoxin

0.038

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

8/08/2013

Peanut snack

Taiwan

Len Chen Ents Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.027

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

30/08/2013

Frozen steamed
scomber fish

Thailand

New Lamthong Foods
(Thailand)

Histamine

460

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

Random monitoring of food for compliance

DAFF operates a 5% random surveillance program to monitor a range of foods imported into Australia for compliance to some standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. These tests are applied as part of a rolling program of surveillance on the Australian food supply.

The following table details where results were found to be non-compliant with food standards. Future consignments of these foods are subject to an increased rate of testing until a history of compliance is achieved.

More information on surveillance category foods and the tests applied can be found on the Tests applied to surveillance category foods webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

6/08/2013

Pickled plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition
(identified
through labelling)

Additives Cinnamic acid and
Disodium succinate (succinic acid)
not permitted in this food


FSC 1.3.1

 

21/08/2013

Oregano

South
Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices
(South Africa)

Chlorpyrifos

0.03

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

 

21/08/2013 Parsley South
Africa
Naturals Herbs & Spices
(South Africa)
Chlorpyrifos 0.18 mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

 

26/08/2013 Preserved plums China Guang Dong Guangxin
Food Co Ltd
Composition
(identified
through labelling)
Additives (intense sweeteners) not
permitted in this food.
 

FSC 1.3.1

27/08/2013 Supari India Khajanchi Exports (Mumbai
India)
Composition
(identified
through labelling)
Supari (Betel nut) is prohibited plant.   FSC 1.4.4

FSC = Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

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