​Failing Food Report - July 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
2/07/2015Whole shell clamVietnamNgoc Ha Co Ltd Food Processing and Trading E. coli9, <3, <3, <3, <3MPN/gMOL 05/2014
7/07/2015Roucoulons cheeseFranceFromagerie Milleret E. coli130, <10, <10, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
7/07/2015St Germain cheeseFranceEts Milleret 70700 (Charcennes France) E. coli<10, 120, <10, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
7/07/2015Reblochon cheseSwitzerland Val d'arve SA E. coli<10, 230, <10, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
8/07/2015Brillat Savarin Affine cheese FranceFromagers en Bourgogne E. coli8000, 5800, <10, 1500, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
13/07/2015Buche Prince soft cheeseFranceCooperative Laitiere de la Sevre (79 061 01) E. coli<10, <10, <10, 380, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
20/07/2015Ricotta Salata vela Bianca cheese ItalyArgiolas Formaggio E. coli<10, <10, 160, 4000, 630cfu/g CHE 05/2014
21/07/2015Roucoulons cheeseFranceFromagerie Milleret E. coli<10, 40, <10, <10, 110cfu/g CHE 05/2014
27/07/2015Puit Brebis de Pont AstierFranceLaiterie Antoine Garmy E. coli<10, 20, 100, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
6/07/2015Casatica di Bufala cheeseItalyAzienda Agricola Gritti Bruno e Alfio SS (IT03/1852CE) Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 05/2014
15/07/2015Smoked salmonDenmarkNorlax AS (Denmark) Listeria monocytogenesD<100, ND, D<100, D<100, ND/25g FSH 05/2014
24/07/2015Smoked troutDenmarkNorlax AS (Denmark) Listeria monocytogenesND, D<100, ND, D<100, ND /25g FSH 05/2014
29/07/2015Cornish Blue Stilton cheeseUnited KingdomThe Cornish Cheese Co (UKCQ605EQ) Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 05/2014
14/07/2015Dried chilliMalaysiaLim Seng Nan SDN BHD (Malaysia) SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
27/07/2015Chilli powderMalaysiaBaba Products (Malaysia) SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
22/07/2015Cassava chipsIndonesiaPT Cakramas SaktiHydrocyanic acid19mg/kg CAS 05/2014
8/07/2015Flavoured peanutsSingaporeAce Synergy International Pte LtdAflatoxin0.009mg/kg NUT 05/2014
8/07/2015Coated peanutsIndiaLaxmi Snacks Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.47mg/kg NUT 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
1/07/2015Tilsiter Grun cheeseSwitzerlandKaserei Philipp Koller (CH-5452) E. coli44, 21, 55, 33, 10cfu/gFSC 1.6.1
2/07/2015Light coconut milkThailandThep Padung Porn Coconut Co Ltd (Thailand) Composition (identified through labelling)Additives 'Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (466)', 'Polyoxyethylene (20) and Sorbitan monostearate (435)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
2/07/2015ConfectioneryIranSaba Alvand Eisa Company Composition (identified through labelling)Additive ‘E572 magnesium stearate’ not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
6/07/2015CrackerKoreaHyeseong Confectionery Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Additive ‘saccharin’ not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
7/07/2015Molokhia leavesEgyptGulf Egyptian Centre Gold AlexChlorpyrifos0.015mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
7/07/2015OkraEgyptGulf Egyptian Centre Gold AlexChlorpyrifos0.02mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
16/07/2015Wasabi peasChineXin Day Bright (Xiamen) Foods Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Vitamin E not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
27/07/2015Red datesHong KongJinqiang Food Factory

Carbendazim

Chlorothalonil

Cypermethrin

Difenoconazole

Fenvalerate

Myclobutanil

Propiconazole

Tebuconazole

Triadimenol

0.012

0.17

0.14

0.18

0.08

0.084

0.091

0.59

0.094

mg/kgFSC​ 1.4.2
29/07/2015TofuChinaGuiyang Nanming Laoganma Flavour FoodBacillus cereus 5800, 4400, >15000, 4500, 8200cfu/gUser guide to FSC 1.6.1​
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