Failing Food Report – August 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 fo​od 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
11/08/2016

Semi hard cheese

Italy

Societa Cooperativa Val D'orcia Societa Agricola

Listeria monocytogenesDetected 125g CHE 07/2016
18/08/2016Pecora blu cheeseItalyCaseificio Pier Rosso Srl It01 829ce

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected125g CHE 07/2016

19/07/2016

Frozen cooked crawfish tail meatChinaJiangsu Runtong Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.Standard plate count

570000, 430000, 350000, 310000, 360000

cfu/g CRU 05/2014
11/08/2016Fior d'aracio blue cheeseItalyMoro Latteria Di Sergio Moro Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 07/2016
11/08/2016GorgonzolaItalyGennaro Auricchio (It 03 194 Ce) Listeria monocytogenesDetected125g CHE 07/2016
28/06/2016Desiccated CoconutIndiaABN TradesSalmonellaDetected250g DC 05/2014

 

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
17/08/2016Dried seaweedChinaFirst Run Industrial Co LtdIodine3400mg/kg BSW 05/2014
29/07/2016Maldive fish chipsSri LankaMd Lanka Canneries Pvt LtdHistamine210mg/kg SCM 05/2014
29/07/2016Maldive fish chipsSri LankaMd Lanka Canneries Pvt LtdHistamine260mg/kg SCM 05/2014
22/08/2016Dried short bodied MackerelPhilippinesDanbel Import Export Corporation (Philippines)Histamine890mg/kgSCM 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

4/08/2016

Moong DalChinaMartin Hulle Jlt

Chlorpyrifos

0.027

mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
12/08/2016Frozen sliced Chinese spinachChinaShanghai Jx International Trading Co., LtdChlorpyrifos0.02mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
16/08/2016

Dried yellow strip trevally with sesame

ThailandO-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand)Histamine230mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
26/08/2016Salted plumChina

Shantou Wan Jiaxiang Food Co Ltd

Lead0.13 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
15/08/2016Fresh garlic shootsChinaShandong Artisan Agricultural Products Co LtdThiamethoxam0.069mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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