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|
|2/07/2015||Whole shell clam||Vietnam||Ngoc Ha Co Ltd Food Processing and Trading||
E. coli||9, <3, <3, <3, <3||MPN/g||MOL 05/2014|
|7/07/2015||Roucoulons cheese||France||Fromagerie Milleret||
E. coli||130, <10, <10, <10, <10||cfu/g||
|7/07/2015||St Germain cheese||France||Ets Milleret 70700 (Charcennes France)||
E. coli||<10, 120, <10, <10, <10||cfu/g||
CHE 05/2014 |
|7/07/2015||Reblochon chese||Switzerland ||Val d'arve SA||
E. coli||<10, 230, <10, <10, <10||cfu/g||
CHE 05/2014 |
|8/07/2015||Brillat Savarin Affine cheese ||France||Fromagers en Bourgogne ||
E. coli||8000, 5800, <10, 1500, <10||cfu/g||
CHE 05/2014 |
|13/07/2015||Buche Prince soft cheese||France||Cooperative Laitiere de la Sevre (79 061 01)||
E. coli||<10, <10, <10, 380, <10||cfu/g||
|20/07/2015||Ricotta Salata vela Bianca cheese ||Italy||Argiolas Formaggio ||
E. coli||<10, <10, 160, 4000, 630||cfu/g||
|21/07/2015||Roucoulons cheese||France||Fromagerie Milleret||
E. coli||<10, 40, <10, <10, 110||cfu/g||
CHE 05/2014 |
|27/07/2015||Puit Brebis de Pont Astier||France||Laiterie Antoine Garmy||
E. coli||<10, 20, 100, <10, <10||cfu/g||
|6/07/2015||Casatica di Bufala cheese||Italy||Azienda Agricola Gritti Bruno e Alfio SS (IT03/1852CE)||
|15/07/2015||Smoked salmon||Denmark||Norlax AS (Denmark)||
Listeria monocytogenes||D<100, ND, D<100, D<100, ND||/25g|| FSH 05/2014|
|24/07/2015||Smoked trout||Denmark||Norlax AS (Denmark)||
Listeria monocytogenes||ND, D<100, ND, D<100, ND ||/25g|| FSH 05/2014 |
|29/07/2015||Cornish Blue Stilton cheese||United Kingdom||The Cornish Cheese Co (UKCQ605EQ)||
|14/07/2015||Dried chilli||Malaysia||Lim Seng Nan SDN BHD (Malaysia)||
SPI 05/2014 |
|27/07/2015||Chilli powder||Malaysia||Baba Products (Malaysia)||
Salmonella||Detected||/125g|| SPI 05/2014 |
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
| Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|22/07/2015||Cassava chips||Indonesia||PT Cakramas Sakti||Hydrocyanic acid||19||mg/kg||
|8/07/2015||Flavoured peanuts||Singapore||Ace Synergy International Pte Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.009||mg/kg||
|8/07/2015||Coated peanuts||India||Laxmi Snacks Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.47||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 ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|1/07/2015||Tilsiter Grun cheese||Switzerland||Kaserei Philipp Koller (CH-5452)||
E. coli||44, 21, 55, 33, 10||cfu/g||FSC 1.6.1|
|2/07/2015||Light coconut milk||Thailand||Thep 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|
|2/07/2015||Confectionery||Iran||Saba Alvand Eisa Company|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive ‘E572 magnesium stearate’ not permitted in this food|| ||FSC 1.3.1|
|6/07/2015||Cracker||Korea||Hyeseong Confectionery Co Ltd|| Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive ‘saccharin’ not permitted in this food|| ||FSC 1.3.1|
|7/07/2015||Molokhia leaves||Egypt||Gulf Egyptian Centre Gold Alex||Chlorpyrifos||0.015||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|7/07/2015||Okra||Egypt||Gulf Egyptian Centre Gold Alex||Chlorpyrifos||0.02||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|16/07/2015||Wasabi peas||Chine||Xin Day Bright (Xiamen) Foods Co Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Vitamin E not permitted in this food|| ||FSC 1.3.1|
|27/07/2015||Red dates||Hong Kong||Jinqiang Food Factory|
|29/07/2015||Tofu||China||Guiyang Nanming Laoganma Flavour Food||Bacillus cereus ||5800, 4400, >15000, 4500, 8200||cfu/g||User guide to FSC 1.6.1|