Failing Food Report - February 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 in Imported Food N​otice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

5/02/2014

Herring filletsRussiaOoo Dalpiko Fish Listeria monocytogenesD<50, D<50, D<50, D<50, NDcfu/g

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17/02/2014Kashkaval cheeseBulgariaMatand Ltd (Bulgaria) E. coli<3, 170est, <3, <3, <3cfu/g

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7/02/2014Taleggio D.O.P cheeseItalyGennaro Auricchio (IT 03 194 CE) E. coli<10, 400, <10, <10, <10MPN/g

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3/02/2014Smoked Atlantic salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, D<10, D<10, ND, D<10cfu/g

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3/02/2014Sliced smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, D<10, D<10, D<10, D<10cfu/g

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19/02/2014Smoked Atlantic salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, D<10, D<10, NDcfu/g

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20/02/2014
Frozen smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, D<10, D<10, D<10
ND, D<10, D<10, D<10, D<10

cfu/g
cfu/g

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21/02/2014Raclette cheeseFranceFromagerie de Clerval (France) E. coli2000, 1500, 1600, 3200, 1100cfu/g

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27/02/2014Sliced iberico hamSpainCarnicas Joselito SA Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g

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Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

17/02/2014

Dried kelpKoreaCJ Freshway CorporationIodine5500mg/kg

IFN 09/12

14/02/2014Dried seaweedChinaFujian Cereals Oils & Foodstuffs Imp/ExpIodine2300
3000
mg/kg
mg/kg

IFN 09/12

28/02/2014Peanut candyIndiaGrandma's Food ProductsAflatoxin0.065mg/kg

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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

7/02/2014

ParsleySouth AfricaNaturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)Chlorpyrifos0.19
0.15
mg/kg
mg/kg

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10/02/2014Chewing gumJapanLotte Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Caffeine not permitted in this food. 

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14/02/2014Frozen black tiger prawnsVietnamQuocviet SeaproductsEnrofloxacin0.014mg/kg

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13/02/2014Fresh orangesUnited StatesJohnston FarmsPiperonyl butoxide21mg/kg

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17/02/2014
Frozen black tiger prawnsVietnamQuocviet SeaproductsEnrofloxacin0.0078mg/kg

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21/02/2014Rice crackerJapanKameda Seika Co Ltd (Japan)Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Glycine 640' not permitted in this food. 

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21/02/2014
Seasoning sauceJapanShimaya Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Disodium succinate' not permitted in this food. 

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18/02/2014Raw vannamei prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Furazolidone0.049mg/kg

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13/06/2013Plazma biscuitsSerbiaBambi-Banat A.D.Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamin C not permitted in this food. 

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27/02/2014Mudfish cutletVietnamTan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co LtdLeuco-Malachite Green0.0062mg/kg

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27/02/2014Fermented soy beanJapanTakano Foods Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Glycine 640' not permitted in this food. 

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27/02/2014
Soy beanJapanTakano Foods Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Glycine 640' not permitted in this food. 

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