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.
|Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|10/04/2015||Black pepper||India||Khajanchi Exports (Mumbai India)||
|17/04/2015||Tahini||Lebanon||Zahrat Al Janoub Co||
|23/04/2015||Hulled sesame seeds||India||Aatish Industries||
|27/04/2015||Queso Arzua Ulloa DOP cheese||Spain||Queixerias Bama||
E. coli||21, 33, 59, 210, 10||cfu/g||
|28/04/2015||Hulled sesame seeds||India||Aatish Industries||
|27/04/2015||Ricotta Salata Vela Bianca cheese||Italy||Argiolas Formaggio SRL||
E. coli||210, <10, <10, <10, <10||cfu/g||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|7/04/2015||Kelp slices||China||Golden Kailin Food Co Ltd||Iodine||2100||mg/kg||
|10/04/2015||Sliced tuna||Spain||Salazones Serrano SL (Alicante Spain)||Histamine||230||mg/kg||
|7/04/2015||Roasted pistachios||Iran||Estahban Figs Producers Cooperative Incorporation||Aflatoxin||0.12||mg/kg||
|28/04/2015||Roasted peanuts||India||Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.13||mg/kg||
Random monitoring of food for compliance
The department operates a five per cent random surveillance scheme 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|
Country of origin
|Producer name||Organism or Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|9/04/2015||Seasoned herring roe||Japan||Fuyo Co|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E364' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|9/04/2015||Seasoned octopus||Japan||Daiei Food Co Ltd (Japan)|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|13/04/2015||Traditional braai mix||South Africa||Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa)|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Contained irradiated maize flour - not permitted.|| ||
|8/04/2015||Diced mango||Vietnam||Long Uyen Co Ltd||Carbendazim||0.024||mg/kg||
|16/04/2015||Pickled melon||Taiwan||AGV Products Corporation (Taiwan)|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'Glycyrrhizin' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|17/04/2015||Vegetarian meal||Taiwan||Diing Yuh Foods Co|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additives 'DL-aianine', 'Inosine-5-monophosphate', 'Guanosine-5-monophosphate' and 'Disodium succinate' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|22/04/2015||Corn snack||Philippines||Universal Robina Corp (Philippines)|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive ‘Ferrous sulfate’ not permitted in this food.|| ||
|27/04/2015||Dried dates||China||Gaomi Hongdao Food Co Ltd||Difenoconazole ||0.13||mg/kg||
|23/04/2015||Traditional braai mix||South Africa||Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa)|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Contained irradiated wheat flour and maize - not permitted.|| ||
|10/04/2015||Red peppercorn||China||Man Cheong Medicinal Materials Ltd|| Composition (identified through labelling)||The food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use - mould contamination|| ||
IF Act section 3(2)|