Failing Food Report - December

Failing Food Report - December 2013

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)

The Department of Agriculture targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. These risk 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 department 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 ​Notice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

3/12/2013

Munster Gerome cheese

France

Maison Fischer - FR68.023.001

E. coli

43, 9.0, 23, 4.0, 93

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/12/2013

Sliced smoked salmon

Denmark

Norlax AS (Denmark)

Listeria monocytogenes

D<50, D<50, D<50, D<50, D<50

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/12/2013

Gorgonzola DOP cheese

Italy

Si Invernizzi SRL (IT 01 204)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

9/12/2013

Gorgonzola cheese varieties

Italy

Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 194 CE)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

10/12/2013

Gorgonzola DOP cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi SNC

E. coli

230, <10, <10, 270, 20
10, 280, 280, 90, <10
<10, 80, 90, 10, 10

cfu/g
cfu/g
cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

10/12/2013

Tiger prawn cooked and peeled

Vietnam

Tin Thinh Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

4 600 000, 6 500 000, 7 100 000, 9 900 000, 4 300 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

11/12/2013

Dried shredded coconut powder

Saudi Arabia

Gulf Commercial Office Branch (Saudi Arabia)

Salmonella

Detected.

/250g

FSC 1.6.1

16/12/2013

Smoked trout

Denmark

Norlax AS (Denmark)

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, D<100, D<100, D<100, D<100

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

18/12/2013

Queso de cabra cheese

Spain

Queseria Artesana Temia S.L.

E. coli

470, 910, 230, 540, 1000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

16/12/2013

Petit Gres des Vosages cheese

France

Maison Fischer - FR68.023.001

E. coli

7.0, 23, 93, 7.0, 9.0

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

17/12/2013

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

>1100, >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

19/12/2013

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

240, 4.0, 21, 43, 93

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

19/12/2013

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

23, 7.4, 15, 6.0, 23

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

20/12/2013

Asiago DOP Pressato cheese

Italy

Ca.Form SRL (CE IT 05 260)

E. coli

4000, 1100, 150, 930, 360

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

23/12/2013

Whole cooked prawns

Vietnam

Minh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood Corp

Vibrio cholerae

Detected.

/125g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

23/12/2013

Tahineh (ground sesame)

Lebanon

Aoun Foods Co (Lebanon)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

23/12/2013

Brie cheese

France

Societe Fromagere de la Brie F7743601 (France)

E. coli

<10, <10, <10, <10, >1500

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

24/12/2013

Tiger prawn cooked and peeled

Vietnam

Tin Thinh Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

>30 000 000, >30 000 000, >30 000 000, >30 000 000, 25 000 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

24/12/2013

Smoked trout

Denmark

Norlax AS (Denmark)

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, D<100, ND, ND, D<100

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/12/2013

Manioc chips

Sri Lanka

Rose Trading Enterprises (Sri Lanka)

Hydrocyanic acid

12

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

13/12/2013

Satay sauce

Singapore

Sin Hwa Dee Food Stuffs Industries (Singapore)

Aflatoxin

0.014

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

Random monitoring of food for compliance
The department 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

4/12/2013

Black tiger prawn meat

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Enrofloxacin
Ciprofloxacin

0.0027
0.0030

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

5/12/2013

Parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Malathion

0.10

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

6/12/2013

Cake

Thailand

Ekachai Saleesuphan Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

E127 not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

12/12/2013

Pickled radish

Korea

Ilmi Agricultural Industry Co (Korea)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Saccharin not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

11/12/2013

Mountain Dew soft drink varieties

United States

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co of NY

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

12/12/2013

Snack noodle

Hong Kong

Ching Kee Food Products Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives 'E364’ and ‘E639' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

19/12/2013

Almond tea varieties

Taiwan

Mayushan Foods Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamins and minerals not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.4.2

4/12/2013

House wasabi (Japanese Horseradish)

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Cyclodextrin' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

20/12/2013

Mustard paste

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition (identified through labelling)

Aluminium Potassium Sulphate not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

23/12/2013

Rose bean curd

Hong Kong

Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong)

Bacillus cereus

>25000, <100, <100, >25000, <100

cfu/g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

24/12/2013

Black tiger frozen prawns

Vietnam

Quoc Viet Sea Products Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin

0.004
0.046

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

20/12/2013

Potato chips

South Africa

Simba Pty Ltd (South Africa)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'E954 (sweetener)' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

4/12/2013

Dried oyster meat

Japan (processed in Hong Kong)

Shun Shing Hong Sea & Land Products Co Ltd

Other

Unable to provide the required document to identify the origin of imported oysters from Japan.

 

IFN 52/04

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