Failing food report – December 2015

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Amended as of 12 February 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 6 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 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 non-compliant food was detected. 

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 non-compliant 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.

*When an emerging human health and safety hazard is identified in a food, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources may temporarily increase monitoring and testing. This will be referred to as advisory food.

Microbiological/allergen tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism / Allergen

Result/s

Units

Standard

3/12/2015

Fruit snow ice powder coconut*

Taiwan

King Feng Chuen Enterprise Co Ltd

Mandatory allergen declaration not on label (total milk)

18000

ppm

FSC 1.2.3  

4/12/2015

Smoked salmon

Norway

Sunsea AS

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, D<100, D<100, ND, ND

/25g

FSH 05/2014

8/12/2015

Cooked prawn

Vietnam

Minh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood Corp

Standard Plate Count

120,000, 63,000, 130,000, 71,000, 130,000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

9/12/2015

Chilli powder

India

Nishant Export (India)

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

9/12/2015

Smoked Atlantic salmon

Norway

Seafood Farmers Of Norway AS

Listeria monocytogenes

ND, D<50, D<50, ND, ND

cfu/g

FSH 05/2014

11/12/2015

Coconut milk powder*

Philippines

Muenster Ingredients Manufacturing Inc

Mandatory allergen declaration not on label (total milk)

<2.5,<2.5, 14, 3.2, 3.8

ppm

FSC 1.2.3

15/12/2015

Belometti cheese

Italy

Belometti SRL

E.coli

<10, <10, 10, 310, 140

cfu/g

CHE 05/2014

17/12/2015

Frozen oyster meat

China

Fujian Fengsheng Food Co Ltd

E.coli

9.3, 9.3, <2.3, 2.3, 2.3

MPN/g

MOL 05/2014

18/12/2015

Smoked salmon

Denmark

Norlax AS (Denmark)

Listeria monocytogenes

ND, ND, ND, D<100, D<100

/25g

FSH 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/12/2015

Pistachio nut kernels

China

Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.

Aflatoxin

0.36

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

7/12/2015

Dried broad leaf kelp

China

Zhengzhiwei Food Industrial Co Ltd

Iodine

3000

mg/kg

BSW 05/2014

9/12/2015

Roasted peanuts

Malaysia

Tai Sun Lim Kee Food Industries (M) Sdn Bhd

Aflatoxin

0.036

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

18/12/2015

Roasted peanut in shell

China

Rizhao Guanfeng Import And Export Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.032

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

21/12/2015

Dried seaweed

Japan

Aimono Konbu Co Ltd

Iodine

3070

mg/kg

BSW 05/2014

22/12/2015

Yellow fin tuna

Sri Lanka

Serendib Foods (Pvt) Ltd

Histamine

657

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

22/12/2015

Roasted fish chips (tuna)

Sri Lanka

J Remitta Stores

Histamine

1737

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

23/12/2015

Pistachio nut kernels

China

Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.32

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

23/12/2015

Pistachio nut kernels

China

Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.06

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

23/12/2015

Pistachio nut kernels

China

Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.03

mg/kg

NUT 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 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 a​pplied to surveillance foods webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

8/12/2015

Soybean chili (paste)

Taiwan

Ho Sheng Enterprise Co

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘Disodium Succinate’ not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/12/2015

Fresh chili (paste)

Taiwan

Ho Sheng Enterprise Co

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘Disodium Succinate’ not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/12/2015

Fried fish

Taiwan

Ho Sheng Enterprise Co

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘Disodium Succinate’ not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/12/2015

Garlic chilli (paste)

Taiwan

Ho Sheng Enterprise Co

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive ‘Disodium Succinate’ not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

8/12/2015

Dried longan pulp

China

Zhongshan Best Honest Trading Co Ltd

Carbendazim

0.2

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

9/12/2015

Natural honey

Iran

Asia Shoor Co

Composition

Adulteration with C4 sugars (cane sugar/corn syrup)

 

FSC 2.8.2

10/12/2015

Dried red dates

China

Zhongshan Zhengfeng Dried Fruit Foodstuffs (China)

Carbendazim Difenoconazole Tebuconazole

0.2
0.4
0.5

mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

14/12/2015

Black tiger prawns  with garlic marinade

Vietnam

Trang Khanh Seafood Co Ltd (DL 343)

Ciprofloxacin Enrofloxacin

0.0024
0.021

mg/kg mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

16/12/2015

Red dates

China

Chic Hong Kong International

Carbendazim Cyhalothrin

0.11
0.06

mg/kg mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

16/12/2015

Frozen chilli pepper

Vietnam

Lucky Shing

Carbendazim Difenoconazole Propiconazole

0.14
0.078
0.095

mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/12/2015

Dried mud fish

Thailand

O-Cha Food Pack Co Ltd (Thailand)

Ciprofloxacin

0.0031

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/12/2015

Mizithra cheese

Greece

Agricultural Dairy Industry

E.coli

>1100, <10, >1100, >1100, >1100

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

17/12/2015

Mizithra cheese

Greece

Agricultural Dairy Industry

E.coli

>1100, >1100, >1100, >1100, >1100

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

17/12/2015

Fresh sugar snap peas

China

Jianghua Yuanyuanxing Professional Cooperatives

Thiamethoxam

0.1

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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