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.
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 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 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 fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Allergen||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|6/12/2016||Blue cheese||Spain||Quesos La Perla (15914/O)||
Listeria monocytogenes||Detected ||/125g||
|12/12/2016||Gorgonzola dolce||Italy||Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc||
|21/12/2016||Fresh clams||Indonesia||Pt Sari Nusa Sejati||
E. coli||3.9, 1.5, 110, 46, 24 ||MPN/g||MOL 05/2014|
|22/12/2016||Flamengo cheese ||Portugal||Lacticinios Do Paiva Sa||
|28/12/2016||Frozen cooked and peeled vannamei prawns||China||Hangzhou Tianhai Aquatic Products||Standard Plate Count||25000, 12000 est, 2000000,|
2000 est, 6000 est
|30/12/2016||Aburi sanma slice cooked marinade fish||Japan||East Japan Foods Co Ltd||
Listeria monocytogenes||ND, D, D, ND, ND||/25g||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|6/12/2016||Tapioca chips||India||Economic Food Solutions Pvt Ltd||Hydrocyanic acid||12||mg/kg||
|9/12/2016||Maldive fish chips||Sri Lanka||Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd||Histamine||320||mg/kg|| SCM 05/2014|
|16/12/2016||Dried oysters||Republic of Korea||Daeil Fisheries Co Ltd|| ||Oysters exported from the Republic of Korea are a prohibited item in Australia|| ||
|22/12/2016||Spicy peanuts||China||Kaifeng Xing Sheng De Food Co.,Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.084||mg/kg||
|22/12/2016||Roasted peanuts||China||Lihan International Trading Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.016 ||mg/kg||
|22/12/2016||Yellow fin tuna||South Africa||Breakwater Products Pty Ltd||Histamine||610, 830,
|mg/kg|| SCM 05/2014|
|23/12/2016||Peanuts roasted and salted||Turkey||Baktat Gida San Tic Ltd Sti (Turkey)||Aflatoxin||0.042 ||mg/kg||
|23/12/2016||Roasted and salted pistachio||Turkey||Seyran Gida San Ve Tic As (Denizli Turkey)||Aflatoxin||0.037 ||mg/kg||
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 fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|2/12/2016||Dried pears||China||West District Success Day Hong Of Zhongshan||Cyhalothrin||0.021||mg/kg||
|2/12/2016||Seasoned vegetables||Japan||Kouwabusan Co Ltd||Bracken - Pteridium Aquilinum||Prohibited Plant||
|2/12/2016||Mango fruit roll||South Africa||Pioneer Foods||Iprodione||0.11||mg/kg||
|7/12/2016||Flour||India||Rdr Impex Private Ltd||Lead||0.25||mg/kg||
|8/12/2016||Dried durian snacks ||China||Hubei Liang Pin Pu Zi Food Co.,Ltd||Carbendazim Procymidone||0.08|
|12/12/2016||Toffee ||Russia||Dilayver|| Vitamin C||Vitamin C not permitted in this food|| ||
|19/12/2016||Red dates||China||Gaoming Hui Sheng Feng Trading Company Limited Of Foshan City||Carbendazim||0.082||mg/kg||
|29/12/2016||Hyacinth bean ||Bangladesh||Sabjiana Limited||Chlorpyrifos||0.06||mg/kg||
|2/12/2016||Malt based food||India||Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healtcare Ltd||Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)||Pantothenic acid not permitted in this food|| ||
|2/12/2016||Malt drink||India||Mondelex India Foods Private Limited||Iron||Iron not permitted in this food|| ||