Failing Food - December 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 fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/12/2014

Smoked salmon

Norway

Sunsea AS

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, D<100, ND, D<100, D<100
D<100, ND, D<100, D 41000, ND

/25g
/25g

FSH 05/2014

4/12/2014

Azul Valdeon cheese

Spain

Queserias Picos de Europa SL (1500262/LE)

E. coli

9000, 13000, 1600, 10, 1400

cfu/g

CHE 05/2014

4/12/2014

Cooked prawns

China

Hai Li Aquatic Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

180000, 3300, 2000000, 3800, 130000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

11/12/2014

Serrano ham

Spain

Embutidos La Hoguera

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

UMP 05/2014

8/12/2014

Smoked salmon

Norway

Seafood Farmers of Norway AS

Listeria monocytogenes

ND, D<100, ND, ND, D<100

/25g

FSH 05/2014

16/12/2014

Chilli powder

South Africa

Osman's Spice Works CC (Durban South Africa)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

SPI 05/2014

13/12/2014

Meli Melo Chevre Brebis cheese

France

Mont Royal Tradition

E. coli

21, <10, <10, 21, <10

cfu/g

CHE 05/2014

16/12/2014

Cooked prawns

Vietnam

Phuong Nam Foodstuff Corp (Est# DL 181)

Standard Plate Count

180000, 100000, 110000, 66000, 260000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

4/12/2014

Prosciutto

Italy

CIM Alimentari SPA

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

UMP 05/2014

19/12/2014

Chevre du Poitou cheese

France

Cooperative Laitiere de la Sevre (79 061 01)

E. coli

<10, <10, 190, <10, <10

cfu/g

CHE 05/2014

24/12/2014

Chilli pieces

Sri Lanka

D & R Exports Pvt Ltd

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

SPI 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/12/2014

Roasted peanuts

China

Guangzhou Fine Taste Food Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.055

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

11/12/2014

Salted peanuts

China

Chaofeng Food Pty

Aflatoxin

0.26

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

17/12/2014

Tapioca chips

India

Visnukumar (India)

Hydrocyanic acid

13.3

mg/kg

CAS 05/2014

19/12/2014

Pistachio pesto

Italy

Antichi Sapori Dell'etna SRL

Aflatoxin

0.018

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

24/12/2014

Roasted peanuts

China

Dongguan Shaerge Foodstuff Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.044

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

30/12/2014

Dried seaweed

China

Fuzhou Xinxing Food Co Ltd

Iodine

4100
4700

mg/kg
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 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 fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

5/12/2014

Raspberries

Chile

Ator Import and Export Limited

Chlorpyrifos

0.09

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

9/12/2014

Fontina Valle D'Aosta cheese

Italy

Perraillon Yves's Farm

E. coli

70, 10, 70, >2500, <10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

9/12/2014

Seasoning powder

Japan

Itoku Foods Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Prohibited plant - bracken.

 

FSC 1.4.4

12/12/2014

Jelly

South Africa

Tiger Food Brands (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘E127’ not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

16/12/2014

Green tea

Japan

Japan Sangaria Beverage Co Ltd (Japan)

 Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Vitamin C' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

15/12/2014

Soft drink

United States

Pepsico Inc

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives 'Caffeine' and 'Brominated vegetable oil' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

18/12/2014

Sour bamboo shoot

Thailand

Global Food Trading Co Ltd (Thailand)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘E223’ not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

22/12/2014

Fontina DOP cheese

Italy

Perraillon Yves's Farm

E. coli

<10, 1600, 30, <10, <10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

11/12/2014

Carbonated citrus drink

Malaysia

Kickapoo Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

22/12/2014

Fontina Valdostana DOP cheese

Italy

Perraillon Yves's Farm

E. coli

100, <10, <10, 2600, <10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

31/12/2014

Soft drink

United States

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co of NY

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

9/12/2014

Rice cracker

Japan

Kameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive '640 (Glycine)' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

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