Failing Food Report - July

​​​​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 Not​ice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/07/2013

Munster Gerome cheese

France

Maison Fischer - FR68.023.001

E. coli

4.0, 11, <3.0, 38, 9.0

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

14/07/2013

Tahini

Israel

The Prince Tahina Manufacturers Ltd

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

9/07/2013

Organic dried coconut

Sri Lanka

Expolanka (Pvt) Ltd

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

9/07/2013

Feta cheese

Greece

Karalis SA

E. coli

<3, 150, <3, <3, <3

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

15/07/2013

Paneer cubes (cottage cheese)

India

Taj Frozen Foods India Pvt Ltd (Bombay India)

E. coli

<3, 17est, 23est, 13est, <3

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

22/07/2013

Frozen paneer

India

Haldiram Manufacturing Co Pvt Ltd

E. coli

21, <10, 140, <10, <10

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

22/07/2013

Taleggio cheese

Italy

Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 194 CE)

E. coli

<3, 760, 400, 290, 760

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/07/2013

Dry fish

Sri Lanka

Esher Consumer Products (Kotte Sri Lanka)

Histamine

840

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

5/07/2013

Dried mackerel

Philippines

Ipil Oriental Food Export and Consolidator

Histamine

1700

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

8/07/2013

Shredded dried seaweed

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs Import and Export Co Ltd

Iodine

5800

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

31/07/2013

Dried ascophyllum nodosum

United Kingdom

Geelawson

Iodine

1200
1300

mg/kg
mg/kg

IFN 09/12

31/07/2013

Pistachio

United States

Continente Nut (USA)

Aflatoxin

0.021

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

2/07/2013

Sliced red dates

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs Import and Export Co Ltd

Difenoconazole

0.12

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/07/2013

Sliced betel nut

Thailand

Shwe Hintar Co. Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Prohibited plant (Areca catechu - betel nut).

 

FSC 1.4.4

17/10/2012

Raisins

South Africa

Carpe Diem Raisins

Permethrin

0.27
0.14

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

23/07/2013

Glucose-D

India

Rasna Pvt Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin D not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

29/07/2013

Soft drink concentrate

India

Madhur Food Products Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamins not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

31/07/2013

Margarine

Indonesia

PT Unilever (Indonesia)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Minimum Vitamin D content not in this food.

 

FSC 2.4.2

18/07/2013

Instant drink mix

Philippines

Kraft Foods Ltd (Phillipines)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin A, B6, E, C, B2, riboflavin, folic acid and niacin not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

19/07/2013

Sarsi (caffeine free)

Philippines

Cosmos Bottling Corporation (Philippines)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Aspartame' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

24/07/2013

Potato chips

South Africa

Simba Pty Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive E954 not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

11/07/2013

Satay sauce

Thailand

Kodanmal Group Co Ltd

Visual

The food is not suitable for use – product deteriorated.

 

IFC Act Section 3 (2)

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