Failing Food Report - June 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
9/06/2015Sesame seedsIndiaAatish Industries SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
5/06/2015TahiniLebanonZahrat al Janoub Co SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
11/06/2015Hulled sesame seedsIndiaAatish Industries SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
16/06/2015TahinaJordanLevant Food Products Company Ltd SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
22/06/2015Hulled sesame seedsIndiaAatish Industries SalmonellaDetected./125g SES 05/2014
30/06/2015Fontina cheeseItalyCooperative Produttori Latte e Fontina (IT022CE) E. coli120, 100, <10, <10, <10cfu/g CHE 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
15/06/2015Dried seaweedChinaHaise Weng Funong Developments Co LtdIodine4200
4300
mg/kg
mg/kg
BSW 05/2014
23/06/2015Satay sauceSingaporeGlory Food Products Pte LtdAflatoxin0.006mg/kgSAT 05/2014
26/06/2015​Peanut candySri LankaConsolidated Business Systems LimitedAflatoxin0.093mg/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
3/06/2015Seasoning sauce KoreaOttogi Corporation Composition (identified through labelling)Mako gum not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
5/06/2015Preserved plumChinaGuangxin Food Co LtdLead2.0mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
11/05/2015Milk flavouring (malt)IndiaBarmalt Malting (India) Private Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Vitamins and minerals not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
10/06/2015ConfectioneryKoreaKorinus International Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'Gardenia blue' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
17/06/2015Frozen strawberriesChinaDonggang Ruifeng Foodstuff Co LtdProcymidone 0.31mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
22/06/2015OkraEgyptUnited Co. for Food Industry (SAE)Chlorpyrifos0.027mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
18/06/2015Fish roeJapanTokyo Kanefuku Co Ltd (Japan) Composition (identified through labelling)Additives '250 Sodium nitrate' and '640 Glycine' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
22/06/2015Fresh mangosteenThailandChatchawal Orchid Co. LtdProchloraz 1.1mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/06/2015Jelly totsSouth AfricaTiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited) Composition (identified through labelling)Additive ‘E127’ not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
9/06/2015Spice powderSouth AfricaUnilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa) Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E572' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
26/06/2015Seasoning powder JapanItoku Foods Co Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Prohibited plant – bracken starch.  FSC 1.4.4
24/06/2015Batter mixJapanAioi Industry Co Composition (identified through labelling)Tamarind seed gum (thickener) not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
24/06/2015Plum wineJapanHakutsuru Shuzo Composition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘E340’, ‘E327’ and ‘E331’ not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
25/06/2015Rose syrupLebanonMaurice B Mechelani Composition (identified through labelling)Additive '128' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
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