November

​​​​​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 fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganismResult/sUnitsStandard
4/11/2014Cooked crabKoreaFood FarmStandard Plate Count130000, 170000, 170000, 170000, 98000 cfu/g CRU 05/2014
4/11/2014Sola cheese and Moccagnetto cheeseItalyQuaglia Vittorio SRL E. coli30est, 13est, 26est, 20est, <3
110est, 210, 510, 230, 170est
cfu/g
cfu/g
CHE 05/2014
17/11/2014Kefalograviera cheeseGreeceKaralis SA E. coli92est, 10est, 7est, 83est, <3cfu/g CHE 05/2014
24/11/2014Cooked prawn meatChinaGuangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products Co Ltd Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014
17/11/2014Gorgonzola piccante DOP cheeseItalySi Invernizzi SRL (IT 01/698 CE) Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
31/10/2014Cooked prawnsThailandCharoen Pokphand Foods Co Ltd - 1024 (Songkhla) Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014
29/08/2014Cooked prawnsThailandCharoen Pokphand Foods Co Ltd (Thailand) Vibrio choleraeDetected./125g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
5/11/2014Peanut snackTurkeyGokkusagi Pismaniye Sekerleme Gida San Ve Tic. Ltd Sti.Aflatoxin0.033mg/kg NUT 05/2014
5/11/2014Salted peanutsVietnamLucky ShingAflatoxin0.029mg/kg NUT 05/2014
14/11/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaD & R Exports Pvt LtdHistamine280mg/kg SCM 05/2014
18/11/2014Maldive fish chipsSri LankaLanka Canneries LimitedHistamine255mg/kg SCM 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 fail Product descriptionCountry of origin

Producer name

Organism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
3/11/2014Bean curd (chilli) and bean curdHong Kong

Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong)

 Bacillus cereus9700, >30000, >30000, >30000, >30000 cfu/g User Guide to FSC 1.3.1
4/11/2014Salt with spicesSouth Africa

Marina Sea Salt (South Africa)

Composition (identified through labelling)Contained irradiated onion – not permitted.  FSC 1.5.3
4/11/2014Usavi mixZimbabwe

Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E632' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
3/11/2014Usavi mixZimbabwe

Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

 Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E632' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
3/11/2014Jelly totsSouth Africa

Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

 Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
6/11/2014Cooked crab Indonesia

PT Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industry

 Nitrofurazone0.0018mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
3/11/2014Cream sodaUnited States

Dr Pepper Seven Up Inc (USA)

 Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.   FSC 1.3.1
11/11/2014Fontina DOP Alpeggio cheeseItaly

Perraillon Yves's Farm

E. coli20, <10, 60, <10, <10 cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
11/11/2014Fontina DOP Alpeggio cheeseItaly

Latteria Di Camazzole Soc Coop Agricola

E. coli100, <10, 90, <10, <10cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
12/11/2014Vita drinkKorea

Pureplus Co. Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamin B2 and Niacinamide not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
17/11/2014MarinadeSouth Africa

Heinz Foods South Africa

Composition (identified through labelling)Contained irradiated mustard and oregano – not permitted.  FSC 1.5.3
17/11/2014Dried betel nutVietnam

Viet Vuong Food Industries Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)Prohibited plant - betel nut.  FSC 1.4.4
10/11/2014Jelly babiesNetherlands

CCI BV

Composition (identified through labelling)Additive E131 'Patent Blue V' not permitted in the food.  FSC 1.3.1
18/11/2014Barramundi fillets Vietnam

Nam Anh Seafood Co Ltd

Leuco-Malachite Green0.0024mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
21/11/2014MargarineIndonesia

PT Unilever Indonesia TBK

Composition (identified through labelling)Niacin, B1 and B2 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
19/11/2014Seasoned squid saladJapan

Ajirushi Corporation

Composition (identified through labelling)Prohibited plant - Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)  FSC 1.4.4
24/11/2014Swiss cheeseGermany

Kaserei Champignon Germany

E. coli<10, <10, <10, <10, 110 cfu/g FSC 1.6.1
28/11/2014Extra virgin olive oilItaly

Marina Colonna SRL

Chlorpyrifos0.066mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
25/11/2014Jelly tots originalSouth Africa

Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)

Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
25/11/2014Beef seasoning powderZimbabwe

Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E632' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
26/11/2014Braai saltSouth Africa

Swartkops Sea Salt Pty Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)Contained irradiated onion – not permitted.  FSC 1.5.3
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