Failing Food Report - October

​​​​Failing Food Report - October 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 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 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 N​otice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

2/10/2013

Cooked vannamei prawns

Vietnam

Minh Phu Seafood Pte (Vietnam)

Vibrio cholerae

Detected.

/125g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

8/10/2013

Mussel meat

Chile

Blue Shell SA

E. coli

<2.3, <2.3, 24, <2.3, <2.3

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

9/10/2013

Danish white cheese

Denmark

Noerager Mejeri A/S

E. coli

4, 9, 23, 23, <3

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

8/10/2013

Paneer cubes

India

Taj Frozen Foods India Pvt Ltd (Bombay India)

E. coli

Salmonella

10, <10, 21, 59, <10

Detected.

MPN/g

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

FSC 1.6.1

1/10/2013

Gorgonzola dolce cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.LLI Tosi SNC

E. coli

<10, 100, <10, <10, 90

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

15/10/2013

Gorgonzola DOP Tosi cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.LLI Tosi SNC

E. coli

40, <10, 70, 20, <10
20, 80, 40, <10, 60

cfu/g
cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1
FSC 1.6.1

15/10/2013

Sesame paste

China

Ningbo Jin Mao Import and Export Co., Ltd.

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

18/10/2013

Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

>1100, >1100, >1100, 240, >1100

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

15/10/2013

Cooked frozen prawns

Vietnam

Minh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood Corp

Vibrio cholerae

Detected.

/125g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

15/10/2013

Cooked frozen shrimp

Vietnam

Hai Phong Export Seaproducts Processing Company

Vibrio cholerae

Detected.

/125g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

22/10/2013

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 180 CE)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

29/05/2013

Tahina

Lebanon

Alkanater SAL (Lebanon)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

3/10/2013

Dried seaweed

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs (China)

Iodine

4900

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

3/10/2013

Roasted peanuts

Thailand

M.P.S. Enterprises Ltd (Thailand)

Aflatoxin

0.032

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

30/09/2013

Cassava chips

Indonesia

Arira Pangindo (Bogor, Indonesia)

Hydrocyanic acid

10.5

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

23/10/2013

Tapioca chips

India

JRA Export (India)

Hydrocyanic acid

36

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

25/10/2013

Dried kelp

Korea

Sangol General Food Co (Korea)

Iodine

4200

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

31/10/2013

Nut snacks

India

Haldiram Foods International Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.022

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

2/10/2013

Citrus vinegar

Japan

Shimaya Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

2/10/2013

Pickled crunchy plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

2/10/2013

Kelp flavoured citrus vinegar

Japan

Shimaya Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/10/2013

Raw vannamei prawns

China

Zhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)

Nitrofurans

0.006

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/10/2013

Jam marshmallows

China

B&S Company

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Colour E127' and 'Antioxidant E220' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

30/09/2013

Wasabi

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Aluminium potassium sulphate' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

9/10/2013

Pickled crunchy plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives 'Cinnamic acid', 'Disodium succinate’ and 'acidifier' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

4/10/2013

Dried fengreek leaves

India

Mahashian di Hatti Ltd (India)

Chlorpyrifos

0.19

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

7/10/2013

Pickled plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

16/10/2013

Confectionery

Malaysia

Rinda Food Industries SDN BHD

Composition (identified through labelling)

Colour 'Orange E111' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

18/10/2013

Dietary supplements

United States

Ultralab Nutrition Inc

Composition (identified through labelling)

Calcium D-glucurate and Diindolylmethane not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 2.9.4

15/10/2013

Fried noodles

Indonesia

PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur (Indonesia)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin A, B1, B12, niacin and folate not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

22/10/2013

Horseradish

Japan

Kaneku Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives 'E459 (Betacyclodextrin)' and 'E522 (Aluminium potassium sulfate)' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

25/10/2013

Spinach

Iran

Azoghe Kala Shiraz Co.

Chlorpyrifos

0.87

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

25/10/2013

Oregano and parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Chlorpyrifos

0.02 (Oregano)
0.26 (Parsley)

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

31/10/2013

Oregano and parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Chlorpyrifos

0.03 (Oregano)
0.17 (Parsley)

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

31/10/2013

Sunflower oil

Singapore

Ngo Chew Hong Edible Oil Pte Ltd

Chlorpyrifos

0.06

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

7/10/2013

Pickled plum

Japan

Tomoguchi

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

30/10/2013

Vannamei prawn meat

China

Zhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)

Enrofloxacin

0.0051

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

30/10/2013

Rice cracker

Japan

Kameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘640’ not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

9/10/2013

Whole red chilli

China

Linyi Rongda Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.

Visual

Other matter foreign to the nature of the food.

 

IFC Act Section 3 (2)

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