Failing Food Report - June 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
5/06/2014Gorgonzola DOP cheeseItalyCisalpino SPA (IT01125CE) Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
5/06/2014Cooked vannamei prawnsVietnamMinh Phu Seafood Corp Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014
5/06/2014White cow's milk cheeseMacedoniaMlekara Ideal Sipka (Macedonia) E. coli80, 10, 40, <10, 10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
11/06/2014Piccolo Fiore di Bufala cheeseItalyPerenzin Latteria SNC E. coli50, 20, 90, 80, 180cfu/g CHE 05/2014
17/06/2014Marinated Atlantic salmon and smoked Atlantic salmonSwedenLeroy Smogen Seafood AB Listeria monocytogenesD, D, D ND, ND
D, D, ND, ND, ND
/25g
/25g
FSH 05/2014
23/06/2014Formaggio Asiago cheeseItalyZogi, SrL E. coli280, 1500, 80, 73, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
26/06/2014Brie mon sire cheeseFranceSasu Paturages Comtois FR70.002.01 E. coli230, <10, ~50, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
10/06/2014Dried kelpChinaRongcheng Renyi Food Co LtdIodine2240mg/kg BSW 05/2014
10/06/2014Dried kelpChinaBrother Food FactoryIodine3040mg/kg BSW 05/2014
10/06/2014Hot peanutsIndiaPatidar Exports Pvt LimitedAflatoxin0.043mg/kg NUT 05/2014
11/06/2014Dried mackerelPhilippinesDanbel Import Export Corporation (Philippines)Histamine230mg/kg SCM 05/2014
10/06/2014Dried seaweedChinaZhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs Import and Export Co LtdIodine3710mg/kg BSW 05/2014
17/06/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaPara Xpo Product (Private) Ltd (Sri Lanka)Histamine430mg/kg SCM 05/2014
30/06/2014Atlantic kelp powder and horsetail kelpCanadaAcadian Seaplants LtdIodine1100
9500
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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
2/06/2014Dried goji berryChinaGuangdong Zhongshan Kun Bo Foodstuff Import & Export Corporation LimitedDifenoconazole0.29mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
6/06/2014Smoked fishThailandChaijinda Seafood Co Ltd (3076)Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
0.0039
0.016
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
6/06/2014Smoked fishThailandChaijinda Seafood Co Ltd (3076)Enrofloxacin0.0058mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/06/2014Cream sodaUnited StatesDr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
16/06/2014Gingelly (sesame) oilIndiaUvarajas Tex TradeChlorpyrifos0.06
0.05
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
20/06/2014Rose bean curdHong KongKoon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong) Bacillus cereus17000, 85000, 7000, 8500, 5000cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.6.1
11/06/2014Palm sugarThailandPenta Impex Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additives 'Tartrazine (102)' and 'Potassium sorbate (202)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
12/06/2014Dried berriesChinaA & I International Trading LimitedDifenoconazole0.06mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
23/06/2014Cream sodaUnited StatesDr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
25/06/2014Dried herringPhilippinesConnies KitchenHistamine301mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
27/06/2014Mixed berriesChinaJ.S.W.P Sunshine I & E Co LtdProcymidone0.06mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/06/2014Cereal varietiesSouth AfricaBokomo Foods Division of Pioneer Foods Pty LtdComposition (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.  FSC 1.3.2
8/10/2013Marinated anchovy filletsItalyBorrelli SRL (Italy)Histamine751
553
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.1

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