Failing food report – 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 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​ 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
4/02/2016Coconut water powder*IndiaBeloorbayir Biotech LtdMandatory allergen declaration not on label (total milk)>25 ppm FSC 1.2.3
4/02/2016Frozen cooked and peeled shrimpChinaFujian Haipeng Marine Industry Co LtdCoagulase-positive staphylococci 100, 390, 2800, 440, 820 cfu/g CRU 05/2014
7/02/2016Graindorge livarot cheese FranceFromagerie De Livarot  E. coli<10, 120, <10, 57, 45cfu/g CHE 05/2014
7/02/2016 Graindorge livarot cheese France Fromagerie De Livarot  E. coli120, <10, 10, 10, 10cfu/g CHE 05/2014
9/02/2016Ricotta di Bufalo cheeseItalyFattorie Garofalo (Carua Ce Italy) E. coli<3, <3, 20 est, 50 est, 36 estcfu/g CHE 05/2014
12/02/2016Coconut extract powder*ChinaXi'an Yuensun Biological Technology Co LtdMandatory allergen declaration not on label (total milk)>25, >25, >25, >25, >25 ppm FSC 1.2.3
17/02/2016Pata de mulo curado cheeseSpainLa Moldera Real S.L E. coli86, 57, 21, <10, 10 cfu/g CHE 05/2014
25/02/2016Frozen cooked shrimpVietnamNgo Brothers Sea ProductsStandard Plate Count53000, 570000, 150000, 120000, 34000 cfu/g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
4/02/2016Peanut butterGhanaPraise Export Services LtdAflatoxin0.037 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
4/02/2016American pistachio kernelsTurkeyMed Starline Global Gida Mad Giyim TemAflatoxin0.17mg/kg NUT 05/2014
4/02/2016 American pistachio kernels Turkey Med Starline Global Gida Mad Giyim Tem Aflatoxin 0.14 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
8/02/2016Dried kelpKorea, Republic ofSempio Food Company (Korea)Iodine2870  mg/kg BSW 05/2014
16/02/2016Dried seaweed Korea, Republic ofWoorichan Co LtdIodine2380mg/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
1/02/2016Fresh snow peasChinaGuangzhou Linqi Trading Co LtdCarbendazim2mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
4/02/2016Frozen okra EgyptBostana Co For Industries And Quality SystemsChlorpyrifos0.04mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
5/02/2016Pandan leafVietnamTan Dong Trade Production Co LtdChlorpyrifos0.6  mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/02/2016Sugar snap pea
ChinaGuangzhou Linqi Trading Co LtdFlusilazole 0.06mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/02/2016 Snow pea ChinaGuangzhou Linqi Trading Co Ltd Iprodione 0.24 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
16/02/2016Oranges
EgyptInternational Co For Packing & RefrigerationCyhalothrin Phosmet 0.07
0.2
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
16/02/2016 Oranges Egypt International Co For Packing & Refrigeration Cyhalothrin Phosmet 0.03
0.3
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/02/2016Blackeye beans United StatesDompe Warehouse Co IncAcephate
Methamidophos
0.25
0.063
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
24/02/2016Frozen boiled cornVietnamViet Vuong Food Industries Ltd (Vietnam)Acephate Methamidophos 0.17
0.067
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
24/02/2016Frozen chilliVietnamViet Vuong Food Industries Ltd (Vietnam)Carbendazim Chlorpyrifos Difenoconazole Metalaxyl0.16
0.02
0.051
0.1
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
24/02/2016Frozen okra EgyptOrouba Agrifoods ProcessingChlorpyrifos0.07mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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