Failing food report – January 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. Ris​​k 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
8/01/2016Sesame seedsIndiaAgarwal BrothersSalmonellaDetected/125g SES 05/2014
14/01/2016Kashkaval cheeseBulgariaMatand Ltd (Bulgaria) E.coli120 est, <3, <3, <3, <3cfu/g CHE 05/2014
20/01/2016Frozen scallopsJapanYS Food Ltd Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125gMOL 05/2014
22/01/2016Hulled sesame seedsPakistanM/S SesamexSalmonellaDetected/125g SES 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product description Country of origin Producer name Analyte Result/s Units Standard
11/01/2016 Dried seaweedTaiwanChi Sheng Corp LtdIodine3200mg/kg BSW 05/2014
15/01/2016Peanut ballIndiaKozhikodensAflatoxin0.15mg/kg NUT 05/2014
25/01/2016Dried yellow tunaSri LankaDumbara Export International (Pvt) LtdHistamine1600mg/kg SCM 05/2014
28/01/2016Ultra-spicy peanutsTaiwanGlobal-Mart Foods Co LtdAflatoxin0.018mg/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 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
25/11/2015Sliced wasabi radish Korea, Republic Of Daesang Co. Ltd Composition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Gardenia Blue’ not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1
25/11/2015 Sliced pickled radish Korea, Republic Of Daesang Co. Ltd Composition (identified through labelling) Additives ‘Gardenia Blue’ not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1
4/01/2016Organic popped quinoaPeruAgrofino SACLead6.1mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
12/01/2016Tilapia fishVietnamTan Thanh Loi Frozen Food Co LtdEnrofloxacin0.0098mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
18/01/2016Frozen cowslip creeper flowerThailandO-Cha Food Pack Co LtdCypermethrin0.17mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
18/01/2016Sweet sticky cornThailandO-Cha Food Pack Co LtdChlorpyrifos0.013mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/01/2016Supplement drink (pina colada)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Amperall’ and ‘Higenamine’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (grape)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Amperall’, ‘Icarlin’, ‘Beta Phenylethylamine’ and ‘Theobromine’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (pink lemonade)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Amperall’, ‘Icarlin’, ‘Beta Phenylethylamine’ and ‘Theobromine’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (orange, mango)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Theobromine’, ‘Glucuronolactone’ and ‘Diindolylmethane’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drinkUnited StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Phenibut’, ‘Picamilon’ and ‘Melatonin’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (strawberry kiwi)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Vitamin K1’ and ‘L-Citrulline’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (pina colada)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Vitamin K1’ and ‘L-Citrulline’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
19/01/2016Supplement drink (sour apples)United StatesDuracap Labs LLCComposition (identified through labelling)Additives ‘Vitamin K1’ and ‘L-Citrulline’ not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
21/01/2016Pickled ground chiliThailandTanaya International Co LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Additive ‘Metabisulfite (E223)’ not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
21/01/2016Pandan leavesThailandO-Cha Food Pack Co LtdCypermethrin0.71mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
22/01/2016Green okraEgyptOrouba Agrifoods Processing CoChlorpyrifos0.023mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
22/01/2016Frozen vegetableThailandLife Foods Co Ltd (Japan)Fenpyroximate0.09mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
25/01/2016Mango piecesBrazilChef Express Do Brasil LtdThiobendazole0.09mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
25/01/2016Mango pureeBrazilChef Express Do Brasil LtdaThiobendazole0.2mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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