Failing Food Report - March 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 Notice​ 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/03/2014

Cooked and peeled prawns

Vietnam

Tin Thinh Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

110 000, 100 000, 130 000, 98 000, 130 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

5/03/2014

Val. Traditional Bercbois cheese

France

Jacquin et Fils (FR-36.233.01CE)

E. coli

<10, 45, 10, 2100, 21
<10, <10, 330, <10, <10

cfu/g
cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

5/03/2014

Chilli powder

India

Bhagat Export

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

21/03/2014

Seasoned small crab

Korea

Samjin Globalnet Co Ltd

Standard Plate Count

850 000, 840 000, 900 000, 830 000, 1 500 000

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

28/03/2014

Smoked Atlantic salmon

Poland

Limito S.A

Listeria monocytogenes

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

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

28/03/2014

Kashmiri chilli powder

India

Brahmins Food India Pvt Ltd (India)

Salmonella

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

28/03/2014

La Perla cheese

Spain

Quesos La Perla (15914/O)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

25/03/2014

Maldive fish chips

Sri Lanka

St Anne's Enterprises (Sri Lanka)

Histamine

540

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

24/03/2014

Peanut bar

India

Sri Balaji Export

Aflatoxin

0.008

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1


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

11/03/2014

Dried parsley

Iran

Hofard Food Technology Co (Iran)

Chlorpyrifos

0.84

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

6/03/2014

Garlic marinated black tiger prawn

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin

0.0035
0.055

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

14/03/2014

Mouth freshener

India

Kothari Products Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Prohibited plant - Betel nut and tobacco

 

FSC 1.4.4

12/03/2014

Mouth freshener

India

Amrut International

Composition (identified through labelling)

Prohibited plant - Betel nut.

 

FSC 1.4.4

28/03/2014

Garlic marinated black tiger prawn

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Enrofloxacin

0.0042

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

28/03/2014

Garlic marinated black tiger prawn

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Enrofloxacin
Ciprofloxacin

0.062
0.0054

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

28/03/2014

Garlic marinated black tiger prawn

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Enrofloxacin

0.0053

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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