Failing Food Report – April 2016

​​​​​​​​​​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 six monthly Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

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Risk/Advisory food tests (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk f​ood is targeted at the rate of 100 per cent until a history of food safety compliance is established. When an emerging human health and safety hazard is identified in food, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources may temporarily increase monitoring and testing. This is referred to as advisory food.

The following table details where noncompliant food was detected. Advisory food is marked with an asterisk in the table.

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. Where a product is found to be noncompliant because the label does not have the mandatory allergen declaration, the product must be destroyed, re-exported or re-labelled to include the mandatory declaration. 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 / Allergen tests

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
11/04/2016

Kashmiri chilli powder

India

Synthite Industries Ltd

SalmonellaDetected /125g SPI 05/2014
14/04/2016Frozen whole round white clamsIndonesiaPt Mutiara Laut Abadi

E.coli

<2, <2, 11, 79, 13MPN/gMOL 05/2014

26/04/2016

Chilli powderIndiaGrandma's Food ProductsSalmonella

Detected

/125g SPI 05/2014
29/04/2016Havarty lightSpainHijos De Salvador Rodriguez Sa Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 05/2016

 

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
12/04/2016Tapioca chips IndiaAce Foods Private Ltd (India)Hydrocyanic acid11mg/kg CAS 05/2014
13/04/2016PeanutsIndiaJay Keshav Exp Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.18mg/kg NUT 05/2014
22/04/2016Coated peanuts IndonesiaPt Garuda Putraputri Jaya (Indonesia)Aflatoxin 0.040mg/kg NUT 05/2014
21/04/2016Dried kelpChinaFousen Co LtdIodine4200mg/kg BSW 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 noncompliant 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard

7/03/2016

Dried red dates ChinaXinzheng Xinxing Dates Co Ltd

Carbendazim

2

mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
1/04/2016Dried red dates ChinaXinzheng Xinxing Dates Co LtdTebuconazole0.4mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
1/04/2016

Pitted dates

PakistanSindh Punjab InternationalCyhalothrin0.011mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
6/04/2016Gravy granules & Curry sauce mix granulesUnited Kingdom

Premier Foods Group

CalciumCalcium not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
19/04/2016Dried black datesChinaCanton Foods International Ltd2-Phenylphenol0.081mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/04/2016Citrus juiceJapanOkabayashi Noyen Co LtdKresoxim methyl0.061mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
7/04/2016Flavoured potato chipsSouth AfricaSimba Pty Ltd (South Africa)IrradiationIrradiation-not a permitted treatment for this food  FSC 1.5.3
29/04/2016Dried anchovy MyanmarShwe Kaba Maung Maung Marine Products Co Ltd

Histamine

861mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
27/12/2015Spiky gourdIndiaVadilal Industries LtdAcephate0.063mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/04/2016Dried dates ChinaO New Heuang Foodstuffs Co. Ltd

Cyhalothrin
Cypermethrin
Propargite

0.029
0.185
0.075

mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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