Failing Food - May 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: 2,153


Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Fail type

Reason for fail (including test result)

Standard

9/05/2013

Paneer

India

Kohinoor Foods Ltd

Micro

Listeria monocytogenes detected.

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 99, 55, 140, 99, 170 MPN/g

1.6.1

1.6.1

11/05/2013

Jarlsberg cheese

United States

Alpine Cheese Co.

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: 21, 210, 86, <10, 10 MPN/g

1.6.1

9/05/2013

Mussel meat

Chile

Compania Pesquera Camanchaca SA

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted
Results: <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 110, >110 MPN/g

1.6.1

3/05/2013

Pecorino cheese

Italy

Zarpellon Spa (I 05/120 CE)

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >49 000, >49 000, >49 000, >49 000, >49 000 MPN/g

1.6.1

7/05/2013

Hulled sesame seeds

India

Manilal Jamndas (India)

Micro

Salmonella detected.

IFN 09/12

7/05/2013

Mussel meat

Chile

Blue Shell S.A.

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <2.3, 9.3, 24, <2.3, <2.3 MPN/g

1.6.1

14/05/2013

Halva with pistachio

Iran

Exporter Golestan Co (Tehran Iran)

Micro

Salmonella detected.

IFN 09/12

22/05/2013

Mussel meat

Chile

Compania Pesquera Camanchaca SA

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 9.3, <2.3 MPN/g

1.6.1

22/05/2013

Chilli powder

India

Ushodaya Enterprises Ltd (India)

Micro

Salmonella detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: D, ND, ND, ND, ND /25g

1.6.1

22/05/2013

Pont L’eveque cheese

France

Gillot SAS - FR61.402.01

Micro

E. coli detected in excess of levels permitted.
Results: >1100, 1100, >1100, >1100, >1100 MPN/g

1.6.1

29/05/2013

Chilli powder

Ethiopia

Selam Amare Exporter

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

29/05/2013

Ground paprika

Croatia

Vitamin Horgos (Yugoslavia)

Micro

Salmonella detected.

1.6.1

10/05/2013

Sesame oil

India

Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd

Chemical

Parathion-methyl detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.06 mg/kg

1.4.2

21/05/2013

Frozen okra

Egypt

Givrex (Egypt)

Chemical

Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 0.022 mg/kg

1.4.2

28/05/2013

Chilli powder

India

Aerath Business Corporation

Chemical

Ethylene chlorohydrin detected in excess of MRL.
Result: 397 mg/kg

1.4.2

8/05/2013

Yellow/vanilla rolled fondant

United States

Satin Fine Foods Inc

Composition

Additive 'Tartrazine' in excess of levels permitted.
Result: 540 mg/kg

1.3.1

10/05/2013

Egg roll

Hong Kong

Dongguan Wong Wah Cake Shop Ltd

Composition

Additive 'E479' not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

6/05/2013

Lemon pepper seasoning

South Africa

Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa)

Composition

Irradiated maize flour is not a permitted treatment for this food.

1.5.3

13/05/2013

Powdered drink mix

United States

Al Sports Nutrition

Composition

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

2.9.4

21/05/2013

Sport dietary supplement

United States

Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition Inc

Composition

Contains 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

2.9.4

23/05/2013

Prepared sea vegetable and seasoned kelp

Japan

Kurkon Foods Corporation

Composition

Additive '1204' not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

15/05/2013

Citrus drink

Malaysia

Permanis SDN BHD

Composition

Caffeine not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

27/05/2013

Jelly

Iran

Derazhe

Composition

Vitamin C not permitted in this food.

1.3.2

24/05/2013

Liquorice

South Africa

Tiger Food brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

Composition

Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

22/05/2013

Kelp citrus vinegar

Japan

Shimaya Co Ltd

Composition

Contains 'disodium succinate (succinic acid)' not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

22/05/2013

Pickled plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition

Additives 'cinnamic acid', 'disodium succinate (succinic acid)' and 'acidifier' not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/05/2013

House grain mustard

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition

Aluminium potassium sulfate not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

28/05/2013

Citrus vinegar

Japan

Sennari Co Ltd

Composition

Disodium succinate (succinic acid) not permitted in this food.

1.3.1

3/05/2013

Instant salad dressing (containing peanuts)

Indonesia

Enak Eco (Indonesia)

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.033 mg/kg

1.4.1

7/05/2013

Dried salted mackerel

Philippines

Golden Ribbon Exp (Philippines)

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 310 mg/kg

1.4.1

10/05/2013

Hot peanuts

India

Samrat Namkeen Ltd

Contaminant

Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 0.20 mg/kg

1.4.1

13/05/2013

Manioc chips

Sri Lanka

Rose Trading Enterprises (Sri Lanka)

Contaminant

Hydrocyanic acid detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 10.7 mg/kg
Result: 15 mg/kg

1.4.1

17/05/2013

Mackerel

Greece

Vialco Skourtopoulos S.A.

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 920 mg/kg

1.4.1

27/05/2013

Salted fish

Indonesia

My Choice

Contaminant

Histamine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 550 mg/kg

1.4.1

28/05/2013

Kombu seaweed powder

Spain

Porto-Muinos SL

Contaminant

Iodine detected in excess of level permitted.
Result: 3500 mg/kg

IFN 09/12

21/05/2013

Beef rib stock

Korea

Ottogi Corporation

Other

No compliant BSE certificate provided.

2.2.1

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