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|
|15/01/2015||Cooked prawns||China||Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products Co Ltd||
|13/01/2015||Cooked prawns ||Vietnam||Ngo Brothers Seaproducts||Standard Plate Count||72000, 180000, 130000, 940000, 220000 ||cfu/g||
|19/01/2015||Ponte Nova cheese||Portugal||Indulac - Industrias Lacteas SA||
E. coli||<10, 720, <10, <10, <10 ||cfu/g||
|27/01/2015||Sheep’s cheese||Bulgaria||Matand Ltd (Bulgaria)||
E. coli||50est, <3, 110 est, 580, 390||cfu/g||
|29/01/2015||Hulled sesame seeds||India||Aatish Industries||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
| Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|27/01/2015||Kombu seaweed||Japan||Kurakon Foods Corporation||Iodine||3100||mg/kg||
|27/01/2015||Blanched peanuts ||China||Qingdao Auskernels Foods Co Ltd (China)||Aflatoxin||0.071||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|
|8/01/2015||Biscuits||Indonesia||PT Asia Sakti Wahid Foods Manufacture||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'Erythrosine' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|8/01/2015||Seasoning powder||Zimbabwe||Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E632' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|8/01/2015||Seasoning powder||Kenya||Unilever Kenya Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additives 'E920' and 'E632' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|8/01/2015||Braai salt||South Africa||Swartkops Sea Salt Pty Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Contained irradiated onion – not permitted.|| ||
|13/01/2015||Barramundi fillets||Vietnam||Nam Anh Seafood Co Ltd||Leuco-malachite green||0.0021||mg/kg||
|12/01/2015||Sweberg swiss cheese||Germany||Kaserei Champignon Germany||
E. coli||<10, <10, <10, 10, 2000||cfu/g||
|14/01/2015||Usavi mix ||Zimbabwe||Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E632' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|16/01/2015||Spicy vinegar||India||Dr Oetker India Pvt Ltd|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E260' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|23/01/2015||Basa fillets||Vietnam||Agifish Co||Enrofloxacin||0.002||mg/kg||