Failing Food Report - July 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
1/07/2014ProsciuttoItalyCIM Alimentari SPA Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g UMP 05/2014
3/07/2014Havarti cheeseDenmarkMammen Mejeri AS (Denmark) Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
3/07/2014Blue D'Auvergne cheeseFranceSociete Fromagere du Livradois (FR 63 162 001 CE) E. coli<10, <10, <10, 20, 30cfu/g CHE 05/2014
3/07/2014Desiccated coconutIndiaKhajanchi Exports (Mumbai India) SalmonellaDetected./250g DC 05/2014
4/07/2014Camembert cheeseFranceSAS Vaubernier E. coli>49000, 2700, 30000, <10, <10
>49000, 270, 230, >49000, <10
MPN/g
MPN/g
CHE 05/2014
4/07/2014TahiniJordanAl Shahba Mills (Amman Jordan) SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
27/06/2014Piccolo Fiore di Bufala cheeseItalyPerenzin Latteria SNC E. coli25000, 12000, 4000, 17000, 500cfu/g CHE 05/2014
11/07/2014Soft cheeseFranceSasu Paturages Comtois FR70.002.01 E. coli<10, 550, <10, 50, 40cfu/g CHE 05/2014
26/06/2014Frozen cooked shrimpMalaysiaSea Horse Corp (Malaysia)Standard Plate Count160000, 260000, 350000, 160000, 97000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
17/07/2014Frozen oysterTaiwanPeng Tsu Fishery Food Company E. coli15, <2.3, <2.3, <2.3, <2.MPN/gMOL 05/2014
8/07/2014Cooked vannamei prawnsVietnamTan Phong Phu Seafood Company LimitedStandard Plate Count200000, 150000, 250000, 250000, 350000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
22/07/2014Occelli in foglie di castagno cheeseItalyOccelli Agrinatura SRL E. coli4100, 1100, <10, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
18/07/2014Hulled sesame seedsIndiaPatidar Exports Pvt Limited SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
23/07/2014Soft cheeseFranceEts Milleret 70700 (Charcennes France) E. coli260, 220, 260, 70, 60cfu/g CHE 05/2014
24/07/2014Frozen cockle shellKoreaWoo Seong World Corp (Korea) E. coli80, 120, 60, 10, 160MPN/g MOL 05/2014
24/07/2014Cooked prawnIndonesiaPT Central Pertiwi Bahari Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
1/07/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaD & R Exports Pvt LtdHistamine615mg/kg SCM 05/2014
3/07/2014Yellowfin tunaSolomon IslandsSouthern Seas Investment LtdHistamine790mg/kg SCM 05/2014
9/07/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaSt Anne's Enterprises (Sri Lanka)Histamine940
580
470
mg/kg
mg/kg
mg/kg
SCM 05/2014
9/07/2014Kelp powderUnited StatesStarwest Botanicals IncIodine1100mg/kg BSW 05/2014
17/07/2014Cracker nutsPhilippinesFood Industries Incorporated (Philippines)Aflatoxin0.075mg/kg NUT 05/2014
18/07/2014Frozen salted mackerelThailandB & J Enterprise Co Ltd (Thailand)Histamine207mg/kg SCM 05/2014
18/07/2014Fried peanutsIndiaBikanervala Foods Private LimitedAflatoxin0.024mg/kg NUT 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
7/07/2014Stevia leaf powderChinaShaanxi Fuheng (FH) Biotechnology Co LtdChlorpyrifos0.03mg/kg FSC 1.4.2

8/07/2014

Raw vannamei prawnChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)

Enrofloxacin

Furazolidone

0.0027
0.0050

0.0029

mg/kg
mg/kg

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2
10/07/2014Sports dietary supplementUnited StatesRCBA Nutraceuticals LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Caffeine not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
10/07/2014Sports dietary supplementUnited StatesUltralab Nutrition IncComposition (identified through labelling)Cyclic apenosine not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
10/07/2014Sports dietary supplementUnited StatesUltralab Nutrition IncComposition (identified through labelling)Cyclic apenosine not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
15/07/2014
Basa fish steakVietnamHung Vuong CorporationEnrofloxacin0.0048mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/07/2014Coconut oilFijiFlour Mills of FijiChlorpyrifos
Primiphos-methyl
0.16
0.76
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
14/07/2014Tomato ketchup and hot tomato sauceBangladeshPran Agro LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Colour E161g (Canthaxanthin)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1

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