This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data on activity and co mpliance 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|
|13/10/2014|| Bleu de Brebis Cire cheese ||France||Mont Royal Tradition (31 390 055)||
E. coli ||10, 1300, 1900, 50, 650||cfu/g||
|9/10/2014 ||Novella with hot pepper cheese||Italy||Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 180 CE)||
E. coli ||<10, 400, <10, 45, <10 ||MPN/g||
|16/10/2014 ||Roucoulons cheese ||France ||Fromagerie Milleret ||
E. coli ||<10, <10, 320, <10, 20 ||cfu/g||
|13/10/2014 ||Tahini ||Lebanon||Zahrat Al Janoub Co||
Salmonella ||Detected. ||/125g||
|22/10/2014 ||Feta cheese||Greece ||Delfi SA ||
E. coli ||<3, <3, 140est, <3, 10est||cfu/g||
|27/10/2014 ||Roucoulons cheese||France ||Fromagerie Milleret ||
E. coli ||90, 10, <10, 190, <10 ||cfu/g||
|28/10/2014 ||Queso Traditional Garrotxa cheese||Spain||Formatgeria Mogent. S.A.||
E. coli ||<10, <10, 1100, 21, <10||cfu/g||
|28/10/2014 ||Cooked prawns||Vietnam ||Trang Khanh Seafood Co Ltd (DL 343) ||Standard Plate Count ||51000, 100000, 130000, 330000, 170000 ||cfu/g||
|28/10/2014 ||Smoked salmon||Norway ||Seafood Farmers of Norway AS ||
Listeria monocytogenes ||ND, ND, ND, D<100, D<100||/25g||
|29/10/2014 ||Chilli powder||India ||Sagar International||
|24/10/2014 ||Sesame seeds||India ||Aatish Industries ||
Salmonella ||Detected. ||/125g||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|3/10/2014 ||Peanut ball and peanut candy||India ||Grandmas Food Products||Aflatoxin ||0.14|
|13/10/2014 ||Peanut masala ||India ||Flavours of Kerala||Aflatoxin||0.12 ||mg/kg||
|21/10/2014 ||Peanut sauce ||Thailand ||Food Blessing (1988) Co Ltd (Bangkok Thailand) ||Aflatoxin || 0.037||mg/kg||
|23/10/2014 ||Seaweed (Sargassum fusiforne)||China ||Tai Yin Hing ||Inorganic arsenic||50||mg/kg||
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|
|2/10/2014 ||Flavoured corn snacks ||Philippines ||Universal Robina Corp ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additive 'Ferrous sulfate' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|20/10/2014 ||Lycium berries||China ||A&I International Trading Limited ||Chlorpyrifos ||0.13||mg/kg||
|20/10/2014 ||Pandan leaf ||Thailand ||New Lamthong Foods Industries Co Ltd ||Chlorpyrifos ||0.026 ||mg/kg||
|24/10/2014 ||Soft drink ||United States ||Pepsico Inc ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|8/10/2014 ||Instant noodles||Vietnam ||Masan Food Join Stock Co. ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additives 'E364ii' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|23/10/2014 ||Squid salad ||Japan ||Yajirushi Corporation, Ibaraki.||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Prohibited plant –
Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken)|| ||
|30/10/2014 ||Green tea ||Japan ||Japan Sangaria Beverage Co Ltd (Japan) ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Vitamin C not permitted in this food.|| ||