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.
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|5/06/2014||Gorgonzola DOP cheese||Italy||Cisalpino SPA (IT01125CE)||
|5/06/2014||Cooked vannamei prawns||Vietnam||Minh Phu Seafood Corp||
|5/06/2014||White cow's milk cheese||Macedonia||Mlekara Ideal Sipka (Macedonia)||
E. coli||80, 10, 40, <10, 10||cfu/g||
|11/06/2014||Piccolo Fiore di Bufala cheese||Italy||Perenzin Latteria SNC||
E. coli||50, 20, 90, 80, 180||cfu/g||
|17/06/2014||Marinated Atlantic salmon and smoked Atlantic salmon||Sweden||Leroy Smogen Seafood AB||
Listeria monocytogenes||D, D, D ND, ND|
D, D, ND, ND, ND
|23/06/2014||Formaggio Asiago cheese||Italy||Zogi, SrL||
E. coli||280, 1500, 80, 73, <10||cfu/g||
|26/06/2014||Brie mon sire cheese||France||Sasu Paturages Comtois FR70.002.01||
E. coli||230, <10, ~50, <10, <10||cfu/g||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|10/06/2014||Dried kelp||China||Rongcheng Renyi Food Co Ltd||Iodine||2240||mg/kg||
|10/06/2014||Dried kelp||China||Brother Food Factory||Iodine||3040||mg/kg||
|10/06/2014||Hot peanuts||India||Patidar Exports Pvt Limited||Aflatoxin||0.043||mg/kg||
|11/06/2014||Dried mackerel||Philippines||Danbel Import Export Corporation (Philippines)||Histamine||230||mg/kg||
|10/06/2014||Dried seaweed||China||Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs Import and Export Co Ltd||Iodine||3710||mg/kg||
|17/06/2014||Maldive fish chips||Sri Lanka||Para Xpo Product (Private) Ltd (Sri Lanka)||Histamine||430||mg/kg||
|30/06/2014||Atlantic kelp powder and horsetail kelp||Canada||Acadian Seaplants Ltd||Iodine||1100|
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|
|2/06/2014||Dried goji berry||China||Guangdong Zhongshan Kun Bo Foodstuff Import & Export Corporation Limited||Difenoconazole||0.29||mg/kg||
|6/06/2014||Smoked fish||Thailand||Chaijinda Seafood Co Ltd (3076)||Ciprofloxacin|
|6/06/2014||Smoked fish||Thailand||Chaijinda Seafood Co Ltd (3076)||Enrofloxacin||0.0058||mg/kg||
|11/06/2014||Cream soda||United States||Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|16/06/2014||Gingelly (sesame) oil||India||Uvarajas Tex Trade||Chlorpyrifos||0.06|
|20/06/2014||Rose bean curd||Hong Kong||Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong)||
Bacillus cereus||17000, 85000, 7000, 8500, 5000||cfu/g||
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|11/06/2014||Palm sugar||Thailand||Penta Impex Co Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additives 'Tartrazine (102)' and 'Potassium sorbate (202)' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|12/06/2014||Dried berries||China||A & I International Trading Limited||Difenoconazole||0.06||mg/kg||
|23/06/2014||Cream soda||United States||Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|25/06/2014||Dried herring||Philippines||Connies Kitchen||Histamine||301||mg/kg||
|27/06/2014||Mixed berries||China||J.S.W.P Sunshine I & E Co Ltd||Procymidone||0.06||mg/kg||
|20/06/2014||Cereal varieties||South Africa||Bokomo Foods Division of Pioneer Foods Pty Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Vitamins 'Cobalamine (B12)', 'Biotin (B7)', 'Panthothenic acid (B5)', 'D3'; 'Tricalcium phosphate', 'Potassium iodide', 'Sodium selenite anhydrous' and amino acids 'Lysine' and 'Methionine' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|8/10/2013||Marinated anchovy fillets||Italy||Borrelli SRL (Italy)||Histamine||751|