Failing Food Report – April 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, April 2017

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 (the department) targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk food 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 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 noncompliant 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

3/04/2017

Burrata cheese

Italy

Caseificio Maldera Srl

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

/125g

CHE 07/2016

3/04/2017

Dried coconut flesh

Indonesia

Ud Galang

Salmonella

Detected

/250g

DC 05/2014

7/04/2017

Tahini

Greece

N.Gabrilis & Partners

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

12/04/2017

Mussels

Fiji

Living Springs (Fiji) Limited

E.coli

24, 110, 0.7, 9.3, 4.3

MPN/g

MOL 05/2014

13/04/2017

Cooked Vannamei prawns

Vietnam

New Dragon Seafood Factory, Stapimex

Standard plate count

150000, 110000, 66000, 180000, 40000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

20/04/2017

Kashmiri chili powder

India

K.K.R. Food Products.

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

 

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results


Date of failProduct description​Country of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard

6/04/2017

Headless dried anchovies​

Philippines

Pinili Commodities Corp (Philippines)

Histamine

530

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

5/04/2017

Dried kelp

Republic of Korea

Yungil General Food Co

Iodine

4400

mg/kg

BSW 12/2016

7/04/2017

Chilled fresh tuna loin

Indonesia

Pt Sari Nusa Sejati

Histamine

420

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

10/04/2017

Frozen herring

Philippines

Pixcel Transglobal Food Inc

Histamine

210

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

27/04/2017

Pecel hot seasoning

Indonesia

Srikandi Sari Sejahtera

Aflatoxin

0.13

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

9/03/2017

Sardines

Philippines

Fitrite Incorporated (Philippines)

Histamine

333

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

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 food webpage.

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of origin

Producer name

Organism or AnalyteResult/s

Units

Standard

19/04/2017

Gold atta flour

India

General Mills India

Lead

0.22

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

21/04/2017

Rice powder (flour)

India

Kottackal Agro Foods

Lead

0.25

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

20/01/2017

Dried red dates

China

Zhongshan Kun Bo Foodstuff Import & Export Corp Ltd

Cyhalothrin

0.02

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

6/04/2017

Oranges

Egypt

Nagy Foods

Cyhalothrin

0.02

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

26/04/2017

Frozen strawberry pulp

China

Shouguang Tiancheng Hongli Food Co Ltd

Procymidone

0.10

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

24/04/2017

Strawberry mango flavoured supplementary sports food

United States

REDCON 1

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives aminoisoheptane & octopamine not permitted in this food

 

FSC 2.9.4

24/04/2017

Pineapple flavoured supplementary sports food

United States

REDCON 1

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives aminoisoheptane & octopamine not permitted in this food

 

FSC 2.9.4

23/03/2017

Basmati rice

India

KOHINOOR FOODS LTD

Buprofezin

0.066

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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