September

​​​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.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Organism Result/sUnitsStandard
2/09/2014Roucoulons cheeseFranceFromagerie Milleret E. coli410, 50, 40, 410, 30cfu/g CHE 05/2014
9/09/2014Serrano ham SpainNovafrigasa S.A Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g UMP 05/2014
12/09/2014Soft cheeseFranceEts Milleret 70700 (Charcennes France) E. coli50, <10, 10, 50, 220cfu/g CHE 05/2014
22/09/2014Fromaggio Asiago cheeseItalyZogi, SRL E. coli

Listeria monocytogenes
32, 73, 21, 160, 280
220, 10, 21, <10, <10

Detected.
cfu/g


/125g
CHE 05/2014
15/09/2014Queso Traditional Garrotxa cheeseSpainFormatgeria Mogent. S.A. E. coli10, 10, 69, 10, 33cfu/g CHE 05/2014
29/09/2014Saint Germain cheeseFranceFromagerie Milleret E. coli<10, <10, <10, <10, 170  cfu/g CHE 05/2014
29/09/2014Gorgonzola Dolce cheeseItalySi Invernizzi SRL (IT 01 204) Listeria monocytogenesDetected./125g CHE 05/2014
29/09/2014Salted cooked crabVietnamChen International Foods Co LtdStandard Plate Count54000, 380000, 740000, 170000, 6700 cfu/g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
4/09/2014Masala bhujiyaIndiaAayu ImpexAflatoxin0.044mg/kg NUT 05/2014
17/09/2014Pistachio brittleIndiaJay Chikki & Snacks Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.11mg/kg NUT 05/2014
23/09/2014Tapioca chipsIndiaJRA Export (India)Hydrocyanic acid13mg/kg CAS 05/2014
30/09/2014Seaweed powderJapanMaruhachi Muramatsu Co Ltd (Japan)Iodine3800mg/kg BSW 05/2014
19/09/2014Dried kelpKoreaYoung Il General FoodIodine7100mg/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 fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
1/09/2014Flavoured drinksSouth AfricaTiger Consumer Brands (Formerly Bromor Foods) Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E235 (Natamycin)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
2/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.013mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
2/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0058mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.014mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.013mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0063mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0014mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0013mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0064mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/09/2014Sardine filletsItalyPesce Azzurro Cefalu SRL (Italy)Histamine293mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
17/09/2014Raw vannamei prawn meat ChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.012mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
17/09/2014Raw vannamei prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0090mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
17/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.0094mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
17/09/2014Raw prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Enrofloxacin0.0053mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
17/09/2014Raw vannamei prawn meatChinaZhanjiang Newpro Foods Co Ltd (China)Ciprofloxacin0.012mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
29/09/2014Dried beansChinaSafe & Smooth Food Processing CoChlorpyrifos0.068mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/09/2014Dried fernbrakeKoreaSammi Commerce Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Prohibited plant – Pteridium aquilinum var. Latiusculum.  FSC 1.4.4
24/09/2014Chutney (mild and peach varieties)South AfricaHeinz Foods South Africa  Composition (identified through labelling)Contained irradiated onion – not permitted.  FSC 1.5.3
16/09/2014Soft drinkUnited KingdomAG Barr PLC Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
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