Failing Food Report - August 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 tests (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. Risk food is 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.

The food was not distributed for sale in Australia. It was 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 food and the tests applied under the IFIS can be found on the Tests applied to risk food webpages.

Microbiological tests
Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganismResult/sUnitsStandard
06/08/2014Gorgonzola DOP cheeseItalyLuigi Guffanti di Fiori Giovanni & C. S.A.S. Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
11/08/2014Greek feta cheeseGreeceUnigoods I.K.E E. coli190est, 550, 580, 43est, 200cfu/g CHE 05/2014
12/08/2014Kefalograviera cheeseGreeceKaralis SA E. coli>1500, >1500, >1500, >1500, >1500cfu/g CHE 05/2014
12/08/2014Sesame syrupJordanLevant Food Products Company Ltd SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
05/08/2014TahiniLebanonZahrat Al Janoub Co SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
15/08/2014
Cooked prawnsVietnamMinh Chau Import-Export Seafood Processing Co LtdStandard Plate Count240000, 1200000, 1500000, 630000, 230000
420000, 420000, 200000, 120000, 460000
cfu/g
cfu/g
CRU 05/2014
18/08/2014Valdeon Merco cheeseSpainQueserias Picos de Europa SL (1500262/LE) E. coli3100, 1300, 89, 510, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
15/08/2014Smoked Atlantic salmonNorwayLeroy Smogen Seafood AB Listeria monocytogenesD<50, ND, D<50, D<50, NDcfu/g FSH 05/2014
18/08/2014Hot smoked salmonNorwaySunsea AS Listeria monocytogenesD<100, D<100, ND, ND, D<100/25g FSH 05/2014
19/08/2014Cooked vannamei prawnsThailandCharoen Pokphand Foods Co Ltd (Thailand) Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014
18/08/2014Valdeon cheeseSpainQueserias Picos de Europa SL (1500262/LE) E. coli30, 400, 40, 50, 1800cfu/g CHE 05/2014
25/08/2014Red chilli powderPakistanShan Food Industries (Pakistan) SalmonellaDetected./125g SPI 05/2014
26/08/2014TahiniJordanLevant Food Products Company Ltd SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
22/08/2014Camembert cheese and brie cheeseFranceSAS Vaubernier E. coli<10, <10, <10, <10, >3000
<10, >3000, >3000, >3000, >3000
cfu/g
cfu/g
CHE 05/2014
22/08/2014Carre cheese and le lingot cheeseFranceSAS Vaubernier E. coli<10, <10, <10, >3000, >3000
<10, <10, <10, >3000, >3000
cfu/g
cfu/g
CHE 05/2014
29/08/2014Cooked salted crabVietnamChen International Foods Co LtdStandard Plate Count450000, 55000, 270000, 530000, 72000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
15/08/2014Dried musselChinaO New Heuang Foodstuffs Co. Ltd E. coli110, >110, <2.3, 9.3, 2.3MPN/gMOL 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
05/08/2014Dried mackerelPhilippinesPixcel Transglobal Foods IncHistamine300mg/kg SCM 05/2014
06/08/2014Dried kelpChinaBrother Food FactoryIodine2770mg/kg BSW 05/2014
07/08/2014Fried peanutsChinaHondeng Trading CoAflatoxin0.053mg/kg NUT 05/2014
14/08/2014Satay sauceThailandFoodex Co LtdAflatoxin0.035mg/kgSAT 05/2014
​20/08/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaD & R Exports Pvt LtdHistamine300mg/kg SCM 05/2014
15/08/2014
Maldive fish chipsSri LankaSt Anne's Enterprises (Sri Lanka)Histamine330mg/kg SCM 05/2014
26/08/2014Dried kelpKoreaYoung Il General FoodIodine3800mg/kg BSW 05/2014
26/08/2014Dried seaweedSpainPorto-Muinos SLIodine3600mg/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 this food 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
01/08/2014Frozen okraEgyptGivrex (Egypt)Chlorpyrifos0.012mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
08/08/2014Braai saltSouth AfricaSwartkops Sea Salt Pty LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Irradiated - not a permitted treatment for this food (goods contain irradiated onion).  FSC 1.5.3
08/08/2014Usavi mixZimbabweUnilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) LtdComposition (identified through labelling)E632 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
08/08/2014Green tea drinkJapanJapan Sangaria Beverage Co Ltd (Japan)Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamin C not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
07/08/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Enrofloxacin0.0079mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
07/08/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Enrofloxacin0.0093mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
21/08/2014Rice crackerJapanKameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan)Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Flavour enhancer 640 (Glycine 640)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1

22/08/2014

Goby fishVietnamTan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co LtdCiprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
Leuco-Malachite Green
Malachite Green

0.0028
0.031
0.076

0.0055

mg/kg
mg/kg
mg/kg

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2
11/08/2014Jute leavesPhilippinesIpil Oriental Food Export and ConsolidatorChlorpyrifos0.26mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
21/08/2014Sugar coated fennel seedsIndiaKitchen Xpress OverseasComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 127 (Erythrosine) not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
28/08/2014NoodlesIndonesiaIndofoodComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamins A, B1, Niacin, B6 and B12 not permitted in this food (added to seasoning).  FSC 1.3.2
20/08/2014Rose bean curdHong KongKoon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong) Bacillus cereus6800, 12000, 9000, >11000, >9000cfu/g User guide to FSC 1.6.1
14/08/2014Graviera hard cheeseGreeceKaralis SA E. coli<3, <3, 92est., 33est., 3est.cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
18/08/2014Frozen oysterKoreaSamjin Globalnet Co Ltd Oysters from Republic of Korea.  IFN 52/04
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