Failing Food Report - March 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.

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
5/03/2015
Paprika Spain Hijos Y Sobrinos de Pedro Sanchez SL (Caceres) Salmonella Detected. /125g SPI 05/2014
10/03/2015 Cooked crab meat Vietnam Nguyen Duong NDC Company Limited Standard Plate Count 650000, 840000, 680000, 820000, 1000000 cfu/g CRU 05/2014
11/03/2015 Kefalotyri cheeseGreece Karalis SA E. coli 10est, 30est, 20est, 13est, 17est cfu/g CHE 05/2014

30/03/2015

Smoked salmon Denmark Polar Salmon A/S Listeria monocytogenes D<50, D<50, ND, ND, ND cfu/g FSH 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
3/03/2015 Cassava chipsSri Lanka D & R Exports Pvt LtdHydrocyanic acid 12mg/kg CAS 05/2014
19/03/2015 Cassava chips Kenya Home Delish Hydrocyanic acid 13 mg/kg CAS 05/2014
20/03/2015
Tapioca chips India Economic Food Solutions Pvt Ltd Hydrocyanic acid 13
12
mg/kg
mg/kg
CAS 05/2014
27/03/2015 Salted mackerel Greece E&K Bouchlis SAHistamine 210 mg/kg SCM 05/2014

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 descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
12/02/2015 Chocolate biscuitsSri Lanka Ceylon Biscuits Limited Composition (identified through labelling) Additive 306 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
19/03/2015 Macaroni pasta Philippines RFM Corporation Composition (identified through labelling) Vitamin A not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.2
23/03/2015 Barramundi filletsVietnam Nam Anh Seafood Co Ltd Leuco-Malachite Green 0.0042mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
11/03/2015 Diced mango VietnamLong Uyen Co Ltd Carbendazim
Benomyl
0.017
0.037
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
26/03/2015t Rice condimenJapanEzaki Glico Co Ltd )Composition (identified through labellingProhibited plant - bracken.  FSC 1.4.4
30/03/2015 Frozen crabIndonesia PT Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industry Furazolidone
Nitrofurazone
0.094
0.001
mg/kg
mg/kg
FSC 1.4.2
11/03/2015 Dietary supplementUnited States Nubreed Nutrition Composition (identified through labelling) Additive 'FD & CRED #3 (E127)' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
24/03/2015
Goby fish Vietnam Tan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co Ltd Norfloxacin 0.0024 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
5/02/2015 Crackers Philippines Liwayway Market Corp (Philippines) Composition (identified through labelling)Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
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