Failing Food Report - January 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

2/01/2014

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

<3.0, 4, 4, >1100, 4

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

2/01/2014

Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

<3.0, >1100, 43, 75, 20

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

2/01/2014

Taleggio DOP cheese

Italy

Luigi Guffanti di Fiori Giovanni & C. S.A.S.

E. coli

460, 3.0, <3.0, 9.0, <3.0

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

3/01/2014

Chilli powder

Sri Lanka

D & R Exports Pvt Ltd

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

6/01/2014

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

43, 43, 43, <3.0, 23
>1100, >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100

MPN/g
MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/01/2014

Sliced smoked salmon

Poland

Limito S.A

Listeria monocytogenes

D<10, ND, ND, D<10, ND

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/01/2014

Sliced smoked salmon

Poland

Limito S.A

Listeria monocytogenes

D<10, D<10, ND, D<10, D<10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

13/01/2014

Smoked Atlantic salmon

Poland

Limito S.A

Listeria monocytogenes

D<10, D<10, D<10, D<10, ND

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

15/01/2014

Hot smoked salmon

Norway

Sunsea AS

Listeria monocytogenes

D 26000, D 40000, D 25000, D 150, D 15000

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

15/01/2014

Hot smoked salmon

Norway

Sunsea AS

Listeria monocytogenes

D 24000, D 28000, ND, D 25000, D 4400

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

21/01/2014

Cooked crab meat

Vietnam

Tan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

200 000, 180 000, 340 000,
220 000, 420 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

22/01/2014

Plain halawa

Lebanon

Alfa Interfood S.A.L. (Lebanon)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

IFN 09/12

22/01/2014

Ricotta salata cheese

Italy

Argiolas Formaggi SRL

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

17/01/2014

Sliced smoked salmon

Poland

Limito S.A

Listeria monocytogenes

D<10, ND, ND, D<10, ND
D<10, D<10, D<10, D<10, D<10
D<10, D<10, D<10, ND, ND

cfu/g
cfu/g
cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

24/01/2014

Desiccated coconut

India

Aerath Business Corporation

Salmonella

Detected.

/250g

FSC 1.6.1

21/01/2014

Traditional Bercbois cheese

France

Jacquin et Fils (FR36.233.01CE)

E. coli

10, 140, 33, 1600, 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

17/01/2014

Chilled tuna

Fiji

Fiji Fish Marketing Group (Fiji)

Histamine

270

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

17/01/2014

Hidaka kombu seaweed

Japan

Daichu Shokuhin Co Ltd

Iodine

3100

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

23/01/2014

Satay sauce

Indonesia

Enak Eco (Indonesia)

Aflatoxin

0.066

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

24/01/2014

Cracker nuts

Philippines

Food Industries Incorporated (Philippines)

Aflatoxin

0.046
0.39

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

30/01/2014

Cassava chips

Indonesia

CV Arira Pangindo

Hydrocyanic acid

17

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

28/01/2014

Dried seaweed

Taiwan

Jia Shin International Development Co Ltd

Iodine

5200

mg/kg

IFN 09/12

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

2/01/2014

Taro powder

Taiwan

Lian Fa International

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/01/2014

Cereal

South Africa

Kellogg Co (South Africa)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Vitamin B12 not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.2

9/01/2014

Frozen chilli

Vietnam

Taviuc Co Ltd

Difenoconazole

0.18

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

10/01/2014

Fresh barramundi

Singapore

Chun Cheng Enterprise Pte Ltd

Histamine

533

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

13/01/2014

Thin noodles

China

Shantou Lifa Trading Co., Ltd.

Composition (identified through labelling)

Ferrous lactate and zinc lactate not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

10/01/2014

Sardine/herring

Philippines

HLS Aqua Products

Histamine

439

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

13/01/2014

Mango and peach confectionery

Germany

Beauty Sweeties GMBH

Composition (identified through labelling)

Coenzyme Q10 and Beta carotene not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1
FSC 1.3.2

13/01/2014

Pomegranate and raspberry confectionery

Germany

Beauty Sweeties GMBH

Composition (identified through labelling)

Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1
FSC 1.3.2

8/01/2014

Roasted coconut

Thailand

Arn Jirataya

Visual

The food is not suitable for its reasonable use - visible mould.

 

Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)

17/01/2014

Parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Malathion

0.14

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/01/2014

Parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Malathion

0.09

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/01/2014

Parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Malathion

0.15

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

21/01/2014

Dried betel nut slice

Thailand

Asia World Trading (Thailand)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Prohibited plant (Betel nut)

 

FSC 1.4.4

24/01/2014

Fried fish

Thailand

Shwe Hintar Co.,Ltd

Histamine

210

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

24/01/2014

Stoneless date

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs (China)

Difenoconazole

0.14

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

21/01/2014

Pickled cucumber

Korea

Daesang Co Ltd (S.Korea)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Saccharin' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

30/01/2014

Frozen black tiger prawn

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts

Enrofloxacin

0.0095

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

21/01/2014

Dessert product

Thailand

S & P Syndicate Co (Thailand)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Monascus' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

29/01/2014

Dried anchovy

Tanzania

Food Sol Co

Visual

The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – foreign matter.

 

Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)

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