Failing Food Report - March 2013

​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: 1,688

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Fail type Reason for fail (including test result) Standard
5/03/2013 Preserved salted
gouramy fish
Vietnam Song Huong Food Co Ltd Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 373 mg/kg
1.4.1
6/03/2013 Frozen clams Vietnam Vinh Tran Seafood Processed
Manufactures Pte (Vn Binh
Chanh)
Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 110, <2.3, 2.3, 2.3, <2.3 MPN/g
1.6.1
6/03/2013 Noodles Indonesia PT Indofood CBP Sukses
Makmur
Composition Vitamin A and B12 not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
6/03/2013 Red chilli powder India Capital Foods Ltd Micro Salmonella detected in excess of levels
permitted
1.6.1
7/03/2013 Peanut candy India Grandma's Food Products Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 0.04 mg/kg
1.4.1
7/03/2013 Peanut ball India Grandma's Food Products Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 0.024 mg/kg
1.4.1
4/03/2013 Rosemary pistachios Malaysia SLG Food Industries SDN BHD Chemical Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.066 mg/kg
1.4.2
5/03/2013 Paneer cubes India Taj Frozen Foods India Pvt
Ltd (Bombay India)
Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 3, 10, 17, 330, <3 cfu/g
Results: <3, 500, <3, 620, 7 cfu/g
1.6.1
5/03/2013 Soft cheese Switzerland Barmettler Molkerei AG
(CH5994)
Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 100, 4800, 1400, 260, 30 000 MPN/g
1.6.1
12/02/2013 Strong mint gum Korea Dae Young Foods Co. Ltd Composition Colours in excess of levels permitted.
Allura Red Result: 360 mg/kg
Brilliant Blue Result: 96 mg/kg
Sunset Yellow Result: 300 mg/kg
Tartrazine Result: 170 mg/kg
1.3.1
8/03/2013 Root beer United
States
A and W Root Beer Composition Additive 'Quillaia Extract' not permitted in
this food.
1.3.1
12/03/2013 Fish chips Sri Lanka St Anne's Enterprises (Sri
Lanka)
Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 350 mg/kg
1.4.1
13/03/2013 Cracker nuts Philippines Food Industries Incorporated
(Philippines)
Contaminant Aflatoxin detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 0.028 mg/kg
Result: 0.032 mg/kg
1.4.1
14/03/2013 Red bean curd Hong Kong Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods
Factory (Hong Kong)
Micro Bacillus cereus detected in excess of levels
permitted.
Results: >150 000, >150 000, >150 000, >150
000, >150 000 cfu/g
User
Guide to
1.6.1
15/03/2013 Dried cotton fish Indonesia CV Sentosa Enterprise Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level
permitted.
Result: 270 mg/kg
1.4.1
8/03/2013 Dietary supplement
powder
India Heinz India Pvt Ltd Composition Additive 'Taurine' not permitted in this food. 2.9.3
19/03/2013 Frozen paneer
cheese
India Good-Day Foods Limited Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected.
E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >1500, 1100, 20, >1500, >1500 cfu/g
Results: >1500, 40, >1500, >1500, >1500
cfu/g
1.6.1
20/03/2013 Sesame balls India M.O. John & Sons (Exports) Micro Salmonella detected in excess of levels
permitted.
IFN
09/12
21/03/2013 Dry/Cured ham Spain Montesano Extremadura S.A. Micro Listeria monocytogenes detected. 1.6.1
15/03/2013 Rosella leaves Fiji Bula Island Food Supplies
(Fiji)
Chemical Acephate detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 1.3 mg/kg
1.4.2
26/03/2013 Red vine twist candy United
States
American Licorice Co Composition Additive 'Allura Red AC (129)' in excess of
levels permitted
Result: 580 mg/kg
1.3.1
26/03/2013 Processed cereal Sri Lanka Plenty Foods PVT LTD Composition Vitamin B12 not permitted in this food. 1.3.2
26/03/2013 Cooked frozen
mussel meat
Chile Salmones Aucar Limitada Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 9.3, <2.3 MPN/g
Results: <2.3, <2.3, 9.3, <2.3, <2.3 MPN/g
Results: <2.3, 4.3, <2.3, 4.3, <2.3 MPN/g
1.6.1
28/03/2013 Pecorino cheese Italy Zarpellon Spa (I 05/120 CE) Micro E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 11 000, 700, 44, 17 000, <10 MPN/g
1.6.1
12/03/2013 Red icing roses China Wilton Inc Composition Additive 'Colour (Allura Red)' in excess of
level permitted.
Result: 470 mg/kg
1.3.1
26/03/2013 Cooked black tiger
prawns
Vietnam Seaprodex Minh Hai Micro Vibrio cholerae detected. User
Guide to
1.6.1
21/03/2013 Dried dagaa fish Tanzania Cath Mal Imp & Exp Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level
permitted.
Results: 420 mg/kg
1.4.1
28/03/2013 Fried seer dried fish Sri Lanka Amk Food Export (Pvt) Ltd
(Dehiwala Sri Lanka)
Contaminant Histamine detected in excess of level
permitted.
Results: 230 mg/kg
1.4.1
28/03/2013 Black pepper powder Pakistan Shan Food Industries
(Pakistan)
Chemical Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of
MRL.
Result: 21 mg/kg
1.4.2
28/03/2013 Tahini Lebanon International Industrial Food
Co Sal
Micro Salmonella detected in excess of levels
permitted.
IFN
09/12
14/03/2013 Cream soda United
States
Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA) Composition Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food 1.3.1

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