Failing Food Report - May 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
1/05/2014Brie Bons Mayennais cheeseFranceSAS Vaubernier E. coli<10, <10, <10, 5000, >49000MPN/g CHE 05/2014
5/05/2014Gorgonzola Piccante DOP cheeseItalyIgor SRL (Italy) E. coli<3, <3, <3, 83est, 53estcfu/g CHE 05/2014
5/05/2014Hot smoked salmonNorwaySunsea AS Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, ND, D<100, D<100/25g FSH 05/2014
2/05/2014Formaggio Asiago cheeseItalyZogi SRL E. coli32, 83, <10, 59, 210cfu/g CHE 05/2014
12/05/2014Crushed chilliVietnamBa Giao Khoe 7777777 Factory SalmonellaDetected./125g SPI 05/2014
13/05/2014Gorgonzola DOP cheeseItalyBiraghi SPA (IT01047CE) Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
15/05/2014Desiccated coconutIndonesiaPT Tri Mustika Cocominaesa SalmonellaDetected./250g DC 05/2014
22/05/20f14Chilli powderIndiaDevas Foods SalmonellaDetected./125g SPI 05/2014
29/05/2014Tahin helva and cocoa helvaTurkeyKoska Helvacisi Merter SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
30/05/2014Jamon serrano hamSpainJamones Arroyo SL Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g UMP 05/2014
29/05/2014Smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, D<10, D<10, D<10
D<10, D<10, ND, ND, ND
cfu/g
cfu/g
FSH 05/2014
29/05/2014Smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, D<10, D<10, NDcfu/g FSH 05/2014
29/05/2014Smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesND, ND, D<10, ND, D<10cfu/g FSH 05/2014
30/05/2014Smoked salmonPolandLimito S.A Listeria monocytogenesD<10, ND, D<10, ND, NDcfu/g FSH 05/2014
30/05/2014Chilli powderSri LankaRuhunu Food Products (Pvt) Ltd (Kundasele Sri Lanka) SalmonellaDetected./125g SPI 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
30/05/2014Peanut crunchMalaysiaSeng Yan TradingAflatoxin0.023mg/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
2/05/2014Fruit drinkTurkeyAroma Bursa Meyve Sulari ve Gida San ASComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamins (B1, B2, B6, E), niacin and panothenic acid not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
3/04/2014Soft drinkUnited KingdomA G Barr PLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
3/04/2014Sports beverageUnited KingdomGlaxo Smith KlineComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
15/05/2014Marinated anchoviesItalyTalatta SRLHistamine760mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
12/05/2014ConfectioneryCzech RepublicWrigley Confections CRComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E475' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
13/05/2014Fresh rosella leavesFijiGarden City Export PackersDeltamethrin0.48mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
14/05/2014Marinated black tiger prawnVietnamQuocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
0.0044
0.061
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
11/12/2013Oriental mixMalaysiaTai Sun Lim Kee FoodComposition (identified through labelling)Additives 'E640', 'E642' and 'E363' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
13/05/2014Spinach flakesChinaYancheng Jingwei Intl Co LtdChlorpyrifos0.11mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
16/05/2014Sports dietary supplementUnited StatesUltralab Nutrition IncComposition (identified through labelling)Additives 'Calcium D-glucurate' and 'Diindolylmethane' not permitted in this food.  FSC 2.9.4
16/05/2014Soft drinkItalySanpellegrino SPAComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E131' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
22/05/2014Cobia fish filletVietnamAnh Nhan Trading Production Co Ltd (Anpro)Malachite Green0.0061mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
13/05/2014Breakfast cerealSouth AfricaTiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)Composition (identified through labelling)Cobalamine (B12) & panthothenic acid (B5) not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
13/05/2014Cereal varietiesSouth AfricaBokomo Foods Division of Pioneer Foods Pty LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamins 'Cobalamine (B12)', 'Biotin (B7)' and 'Panthothenic acid (B5)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
13/05/2014Strawberry popsSouth AfricaKellogg Co (South Africa)Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamins 'Cobalmine (B12)' and 'Pantothenic acid (B5)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
28/05/2014Strawberry popsSouth AfricaKellogg Co (South Africa)Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamin B12 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
30/05/2014Sliced fishVietnamThuan Thien Producing Trading LtdLeuco-Malachite Green0.0079mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/05/2014Fresh nectarinesUnited StatesFamily Tree FarmsPermethrin0.095mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
27/05/2014Instant porridgeSouth AfricaTiger Food Brands LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamins B12 and B5 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
27/05/2014Breakfast cerealSouth AfricaTiger Food Brands LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamins B12 and B5 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
16/05/2014Sport dietary supplementUnited StatesUltralab Nutrition IncComposition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Amino acid (cyclic apenosine)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
29/05/2014Preserved bean curdChinaHunan Jinmofang Food Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additives 'Calcium propionate 282' and 'Maltol 636' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
1/05/2014Greek feta cheeseGreeceUnigoods I.K.EVisualThe food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use – mould contamination.  IF​C Act Section 3(2)

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