Failing Food Report - April 2014

​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 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 foods are targeted at 100 per cent 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 per cent until a history of compliance is established. More information on risk foods and the tests applied under the IFIS can be found on the Tests applied to risk food webpages.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/04/2014

Brie 'Mon Sire' cheese France Sasu Paturages Comtois (FR70.002.01) E. coli 30, 20, 60, 10, 20 cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

14/04/2014 Sesame halva chocolate Israel D.M. Mahroum Ltd. Salmonella Detected. /125g

SES 05/2014

10/04/2014 Valdeon blue cheese Spain Queserias Picoos de Europa E. coli 21, 10, <10, 33, 10 cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/04/2014 Asiago cheese Italy Zogi SRL E. coli 1200, 6800, 130, 10, <10 cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

17/04/2014

Piccolo Fiore di Bufala cheese Italy Perenzin Latteria SNC E. coli 80, 140, 150, 130, 20 cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

17/04/2014 Chilli pieces Sri Lanka D & R Exports Pvt Ltd Salmonella Detected. /125g

FSC 1.6.1

22/04/2014 Toma trifilera cheese Italy La Bottera E. coli <10, 40, <10, 10, 20 cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
23/04/2014 Dried mussel Hong Kong Hang Hing Marine Products Co (Hong Kong) E. coli <2, <2, 46, 2, <2 MPN/g FSC 1.6.1
28/04/2014 Piccolo Fiore di Bufala cheese Italy Perenzin Latteria SNC E. coli <10, 30, 10, 290, <10 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

1/04/2014 Dried kelp Korea Young Il General Food Iodine 5200

mg/kg

BSW 05/2014

3/04/2014 Peanut cracker India Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.041 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
7/04/2014 Frozen salted mackerel Thailand Tanaya International Co Ltd Histamine 238 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
29/04/2014 Dried kelp Korea Chaemiwon Food Iodine 5300

mg/kg

BSW 05/2014


Random monitoring of food for compliance

The department operates a five per cent random surveillance program to monitor a range of food 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 food and the tests applied can be found on the Tests applied to surveillance foods webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

3/04/2014
Black tiger prawn Vietnam Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam) Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
0.0053
0.023

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/04/2014
Anchovy paste Italy Talatta SRL Histamine 263
275

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

3/04/2014 Marinated black prawn Vietnam Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam) Enrofloxacin 0.0021

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/04/2014 Marinated black prawn Vietnam Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam) Enrofloxacin 0.0025

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/04/2014 Rice cracker Japan Kameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan) Composition (identified through labelling) Glycine 640 not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

7/04/2014 Confectionery Czech Republic Wrigley Confections CR Composition (identified through labelling) Additive 'E475' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

14/04/2014

Rose bean curd Hong Kong Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong) Bacillus cereus 5100, 5300, 7900, 4100, 6100 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
3/04/2014 Dried mushroom China Brother Food Factory Chlorpyrifos 0.20 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
14/04/2014 Dried red medlar China Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs (China) Triadimefon 0.07 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
9/04/2014 Instant noodles China Sun Shun Fuk Noodles MFY Composition (identified through labelling) Disodium succinate '364(ii)' not permitted in this food.   FSC 1.3.1
17/04/2014 Rice cracker Japan Kameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan) Composition (identified through labelling) Additive '640' not permitted in this food.   FSC 1.3.1
17/04/2014 Sports dietary supplement United States Ultralab Nutrition Inc Composition (identified through labelling) Additives 'Calcium D-Glucurate' and 'Diindolylmethane' not permitted in this food.   FSC 2.9.4

17/04/2014

Sports dietary supplement United States Ultralab Nutrition Inc Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Cyclic Apenosine' not permitted in this food.

Additives 'Calcium D-Glucurate' and 'Diindolylmethane' not permitted in this food.

  FSC 1.3.1
FSC 2.9.4
30/04/2014 Blackberry cider Denmark Carlsberg Breweries A/S Composition (identified through labelling) Anthocyanins and carmine not permitted in this food.   FSC 1.3.1
4/04/2014 Instant pickled fish Vietnam Taviuc Trading (Vietnam) Histamine 350

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

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