Failing Food Report – July 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, July 2017

This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data o​n 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 (the department) 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 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 noncompliant 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
4/07/2017Cooked Vannamei prawn cutletsChinaNorth Supreme Seafood (Zhuhai) Co LtdVibrio choleraeDetected/125gCRU 05/2014
7/07/2017Pistachio halva TurkeyCelikler Gida San Tric Ltd StiSalmonellaDetected/125gSES 05/2014
10/07/2017Cooked Vannamei prawnsVietnamNew Dragon Seafood Factory, StapimexStandard plate count220000, 240000, 45000, 1000000, 250000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
10/07/2017Cooked Vannamei prawnsVietnamNew Dragon Seafood Factory, StapimexStandard plate count14000000, 14000, 100000, 28000, 5500cfu/gCRU 05/2014
10/07/2017Pasteurised crab meatIndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard plate count>4900000, <1000, <1000, <1000, <1000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
11/07/2017Dry desiccated coconut IndiaPatidar Exports Pvt LimitedSalmonellaDetected/250gDC 05/2014
13/07/2017Chilli powderIndiaNishant Export (India)SalmonellaDetected /125gSPI 05/2014
21/07/2017Cooked prawnsChinaShantou Jintai Aquatic Product Industrial Co LtdStandard plate count210000, 190000, 290000, 140000, 130000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
21/07/2017Frozen shrimpMalaysiaSea Horse Corp (Malaysia)Vibrio choleraeDetected /125gCRU 05/2014
24/07/2017Black pepperVietnamHai Dang EnterpriseSalmonellaDetected /125gSPI 05/2014
24/07/2017Cooked Vannamei prawnsVietnamCamau Seafood Processing and Service Joint-Stock CorporationStandard plate count45000, 920000, 45000, 920000, 220000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
8/06/2017Black pepperVietnamDong Phuong Vinafood Trading Co. Ltd (Vietnam)SalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
12/07/2017Dried kelpKorea, Republic ofSempio Food Company (Korea)Iodine3100mg/kg
dry weight
BSW 12/2016
13/07/2017Tapioca chipsIndiaKozhikodensHydrocyanic acid15mg/kgCAS 09/2016
07/07/2017Cassava chipsSri LankaDumbara Export International (Pvt) LtdHydrocyanic acid12mg/kgCAS 09/2016

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 food webpage.

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
4/07/2017Frozen soft shell crabMyanmarTexchem Food (Myanmar) LimitedNitrofurans0.0010mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
4/07/2017Frozen soft shell crabIndonesiaPt Mutiara Laut AbadiNitrofurans0.0015mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
14/07/2017Breakfast cerealSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin K,
Vitamin H,
Calcium,
Chromium,
Copper,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
18/07/2017Cut okraIndiaGlobal Gourmet Pvt LtdAcephate
Monocrotophos
0.053
0.056
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
18/07/2017Baby okraIndiaGlobal Gourmet Pvt Ltd Acephate
Monocrotophos
0.13
0.2
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
5/07/2017Dried chilled appleChinaYantai Foodstuffs Imp & Exp CorpTebuconazole0.061mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
20/07/2017Boiled bracken Korea, Republic ofSingwang Ecofarm Co LtdBracken
(Pteridium aquilinum)
Prohibited plant Pteridium aquilinum FSC 1.4.4
20/07/2017Prepared vegetable okazu bibinbaJapanYamau Co Ltd (Japan)Bracken
(Pteridium aquilinum)
Product contains prohibited plant Pteridium aquilinum FSC 1.4.4
18/07/2017Dried longanThailandNew Leamthong Food Co., LtdCarbendazim0.096mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
28/07/2017Preserved bean curdChinaPu Ning Dong Xing Food Co., LtdBacillus cereus12000, >12000, >11000, >7500, >7500cfu/gIF Control Act 1992, Section 3 (2)
28/07/2017Cereal productSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Banana flavoured
cereal product
South AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Chocolate flavoured
cereal product
South AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Strawberry flavoured
cereal product
South AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Oat cereal productSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food         FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Chocolate flavoured oats cereal productSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Apple and cinnamon flavoured oats cereal productSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2
28/07/2017Berry yoghurt flavoured oats cereal productSouth AfricaFuture LifeVitamin B5, B12, H, K,
Chromium,
Copper,
Iodine,
Manganese,
Molybdenum,
Phosphorus,
Selenium
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.2