Failing Food Report - August 2015​

​​​​​​​​​​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.

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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
3/08/2015 Gorgonzola Piccante DOP Rea Nero CheeseItaly Gennaro Auricchio (Lt 03 194 Ce) Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 05/2014
6/08/2015 Red chilli powderIndia Food Solution (India) Limited Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 05/2014
7/08/2015 Brie Xavier David cheese France Fromagerie Rouzaire (Fr77470002ce) E. coli 7, 33, 92, 7, 13 cfu/g CHE 05/2014
2/08/2015 Queso Arzua Ulloa DOP cheese Spain Queizuar SL E. coli 89, <10 , <10 , 130 , 180 cfu/g CHE 05/2014
13/08/2015 Tahina Egypt Alwadi Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
14/08/2015
Hulled sesame seeds India Aatish Industries Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
5/08/2015 Plain peanutsIndia Royal Malabar Foods Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.143mg/kg NUT 05/2014
5/08/2015 Roasted peanutsIndia Royal Malabar Foods Pvt Ltd Aflatoxin 0.157 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
11/08/2015 Roasted sweet peanuts Sri Lanka Asiri Food Products (Pvt) Ltd Aflatoxin 0.091 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
11/08/2015 Maldive fish chipsSri Lanka JK Agro Spice Packers Histamine 320mg/kg SCM 05/2014
12/08/2015 Chocolate nut candyPhilippines Annie Candy Manufacturing Corporation Aflatoxin 0.035mg/kg NUT 05/2014
13/08/2015 Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Rasoja Food Products Histamine 210mg/kg SCM 05/2014
13/08/2015 Maldive fish chips Sri Lanka Rasoja Food Products Histamine 250mg/kg SCM 05/2014

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 Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
31/07/2015
Red Tilapia Vietnam Tan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co Ltd Ciprofloxacin Enrofloxacin 0.011
0.064
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
24/07/2015 Frozen diced capsicum China Weihai Ptc International Co. Ltd Endosulfan
Cyhalothrin
0.025
0.012
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
10/08/2015 Hot peri peri sauce South Africa Mr Sauces Composition (identified through labelling) Additives ‘E319’, ‘E320’, ‘E321’ and ‘E338’ not permitted in this food. mg/kg FSC 1.3.1
17/08/2015 Mung bean cake China Guangzhou City Hongfeng Foods Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling) Additive ‘E266 Sodium dehydroacetate’ not permitted in this food. mg/kg FSC 1.3.1
17/08/2015 Red bean cake China Guangzhou City Hongfeng Foods Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling) Additive ‘E266 Sodium dehydroacetate’ not permitted in this food. mg/kg FSC 1.3.1
17/08/2015 Freeze dried strawberry (diced) China Chaucer Foods (Qingdao) Co Ltd 2-phenylphenol0.14 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/08/2015

Pan masalaIndia Dharampal Satyappl Ltd Composition (identified through labelling) Prohibited plant – betel nut.  FSC 1.4.4
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