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|
|5/03/2015 ||Paprika ||Spain ||Hijos Y Sobrinos de Pedro Sanchez SL (Caceres) ||
Salmonella ||Detected. ||/125g||
|10/03/2015 ||Cooked crab meat ||Vietnam ||Nguyen Duong NDC Company Limited ||Standard Plate Count ||650000, 840000, 680000, 820000, 1000000 ||cfu/g ||
|11/03/2015 ||Kefalotyri cheese||Greece ||Karalis SA||
E. coli ||10est, 30est, 20est, 13est, 17est ||cfu/g ||
|Smoked salmon ||Denmark ||Polar Salmon A/S ||
Listeria monocytogenes ||D<50, D<50, ND, ND, ND ||cfu/g ||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
| Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|3/03/2015 ||Cassava chips||Sri Lanka ||D & R Exports Pvt Ltd||Hydrocyanic acid ||12||mg/kg||
|19/03/2015 ||Cassava chips|| Kenya ||Home Delish ||Hydrocyanic acid ||13 ||mg/kg||
|20/03/2015 ||Tapioca chips ||India ||Economic Food Solutions Pvt Ltd ||Hydrocyanic acid ||13|
|27/03/2015 ||Salted mackerel ||Greece ||E&K Bouchlis SA||Histamine|| 210 ||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|
|12/02/2015 ||Chocolate biscuits||Sri Lanka ||Ceylon Biscuits Limited ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additive 306 not permitted in this food.|| ||
|19/03/2015 ||Macaroni pasta ||Philippines ||RFM Corporation ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Vitamin A not permitted in this food.|| ||
|23/03/2015 ||Barramundi fillets||Vietnam ||Nam Anh Seafood Co Ltd ||Leuco-Malachite Green || 0.0042||mg/kg||
|11/03/2015 ||Diced mango ||Vietnam||Long Uyen Co Ltd ||Carbendazim|
|26/03/2015t || Rice condimen||Japan||Ezaki Glico Co Ltd )||Composition (identified through labelling||Prohibited plant - bracken.|| ||
|30/03/2015 ||Frozen crab||Indonesia ||PT Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industry ||Furazolidone|
|11/03/2015 ||Dietary supplement||United States ||Nubreed Nutrition ||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additive 'FD & CRED #3 (E127)' not permitted in this food.|| ||
|24/03/2015 ||Goby fish ||Vietnam ||Tan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co Ltd ||Norfloxacin ||0.0024 ||mg/kg||
|5/02/2015 ||Crackers ||Philippines ||Liwayway Market Corp (Philippines) ||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive 'E127' not permitted in this food.|| ||