Failing Food Report - September

​​Failing Food Report - September 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 Fo​od Notice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

04/09/2013

Frozen cooked crab meat

Vietnam

Nam Hai Company Ltd

Standard Plate Count

 

Coagulase-positive Staphylococci

15 000 000, 12 000 000,
14 000 000, 9 800 000,
8 100 000

450, 520, 400, 300, 360

cfu/g

 

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

 

FSC 1.6.1

10/09/2013

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.lli Tosi SNC

E. coli

<10, 30, <10, <10, 20

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

12/09/2013

Frozen, cooked and peeled shrimp

China

Dianbai Shengxing Foods Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

1 400 000, 150 000, 190 000,
420 000, 170 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

18/09/2013

Desiccated coconut

India

M.O.John & Sons (Exports)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

17/09/2013

Organic dried coconut (fine)

Philippines

168 Exports Trading Co

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

16/09/2013

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.lli Tosi Snc

E. coli

250, <10, 20, 60, 40

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

16/09/2013

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.lli Tosi Snc

E. coli

70, 60, 80, 110, 10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

18/09/2013

Paneer cubes (cottage cheese)

India

Taj Frozen Foods India Pvt Ltd (Bombay India)

E. coli

17, 280, 3, 500, 380

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

02/09/2013

Gorgonzola cheese

Italy

Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 194 CE)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

19/09/2013

Tahini

Israel

The Prince Tahina Manufacturers Ltd

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

25/09/2013

Organic Perl Wen cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

43, 43, <3.0, 23, 4.0

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

23/09/2013

Clam meat

United States

J.H. Miles & Co. Inc

E. coli

<3, <3, <3, 4, 7

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

26/09/2013

White pepper powder

Taiwan

Chen Gee Sheng Co

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

27/09/2013

Organic Perl Wen cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

150, 460, 240, 240, 150

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

26/09/2013

Petit Gres Vosges cheese

France

Maison Fischer - FR68.023.001

E. coli

460, <3.0, <3.0, <3.0, <3.0

MPN/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

12/09/2013

Peanut snacks

India

Haldiram Manufacturing Co Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.071
0.018

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

12/09/2013

Dried shredded seaweed

China

Zhongshan Guangyu Import & Export Co Ltd (China)

Iodine

3100

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

20/09/2013

Maldive fish chips and dried fish

Sri Lanka

D & R Exports Pvt Ltd

Histamine

420
1700

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

17/09/2013

Hijiki seaweed

Japan

Hirokon Foods Inc

Inorganic arsenic

22

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

18/09/2013

Cassava chips

Indonesia

CV Arira Pangindo

Hydrocyanic acid

13

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

19/09/2013

Fried spiced peanuts

India

Haldiram Foods International Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.05

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

06/09/2013

Dried oysters

Korea (packed in Hong Kong)

Hang Hing Marine Products Co (Hong Kong)

Other

Oysters from Korea not permitted in Australia.

 

IFN Risk List 52/04


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

04/09/2013

Curry powder

India

Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited (India)

Ethylene chlorohydrin

124

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

04/09/2013

Garam masala

India

Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited (India)

Ethylene chlorohydrin

16

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

02/09/2013

Powdered drink mix

United States

Ultralab Nutrition Inc (Beast Sport Nutrition)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Amino acid (cyclic apenosine)' and ‘caffeine’ not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

03/09/2013

Supplementary sports food

United States

Ultralab Nutrition Inc (Beast Sport Nutrition)

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 2.9.4

09/09/2013

Cereal (Caramel flavour)

South Africa

Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin D3, pantothenic acid, vitamin B12 and iodine not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

09/09/2013

Cereal (Original)

South Africa

Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin D3, pantothenic acid, vitamin B12 and iodine not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

11/09/2013

Sports supplement

United States

Muscle Meds Performance Technologies

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 2.9.4

11/09/2013

Sports supplement

United States

Driven Sport Inc

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 2.9.4

16/09/2013

Frozen black tiger prawn meat

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin

0.0024
0.058

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2
FSC 1.4.2

16/09/2013

Cream soda

United States

Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

26/09/2013

Noodles

Poland

Makarony Babuni Ryszard Kaczorowski

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin A not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

30/09/2013

House mustard grain

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition (identified through labelling)

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

 

FSC 1.3.1

 

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