Failing Food Report – June 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, June 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
1/06/2017CheeseSwitzerlandAlp Wasserberg Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 03/2017
6/06/2017Cooked Black tiger prawnsVietnamQuoc Ai SeafoodStandard Plate Count1200000, 430000, 600000, 680000, <1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
6/06/2017Cooked vannamei prawns VietnamStapimex (Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Co)Standard Plate Count100000, 11000000, 10000, 30000, 25000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
6/06/2017Kashmiri chilli powderIndiaBhagat Export SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
15/06/2017Red chilli powderIndiaGrandma's Food Products SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
15/06/2017Halva with cocoaTurkeyGesas Genel Gida SalmonellaDetected/125g SES 05/2014
8/06/2017Kashmiri chilli powder IndiaGrandma's Food Products SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
22/06/2017Halva chocolate 200gTurkeyMerter Helva San Tic As SalmonellaDetected/125g SES 05/2014
22/06/2017Halva chocolate 500gTurkeyMerter Helva San Tic As SalmonellaDetected/125g SES 05/2014
26/06/2017Desiccated coconutIndiaPatidar Exports Pvt Limited SalmonellaDetected/250g DC 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count4900000, >4900000, >4900000, >4900000, 3000000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count>4900000, 530000, 1000, >4900000, <1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count<1000, >4900000, 3700000, 48000, <1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count780000, >4900000, 780000, 1000, 2500000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count2100, >4900000, 26000, 230000, 3000000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017Pasteurised crab Meat IndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard Plate Count4900000, 1000, <1000, <1000, <1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
26/06/2017ClamsIndiaRoyal Malabar Foods Pvt Ltd E. coli45, 78, 40, 45, 78MPN/g MOL 04/2017

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
1/06/2017Pistachio kernelsUnited StatesCal Pure Pistachios Inc-USAAflatoxin0.031, 0.019, 0.12mg/kg NUT 10/2016
9/06/2017Rishiri kombu seaweedJapanUneno CompanyIodine2600mg/kg BSW 12/2016
22/06/2016Peanut crunchMalaysiaSeng Yan Trading Sdn BhdAflatoxin0.008
Percentage of product that is peanut is 40%. Therefore the acceptable limit is 0.006.
mg/kg NUT 10/2016
20/06/2017Tapioca stripsIndiaEconomic Food Soutions Pvt LtdHydrocyanic acid11mg/kg CAS 09/2016
20/06/2017Tapioca chipsIndiaEconomic Food Soutions Pvt LtdHydrocyanic acid14mg/kg CAS 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
1/06/2017OkraIndiaGlobal Gourmet Pvt LtdAcephate
Monocrotophos
0.088
0.091
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
7/06/2017Frozen small red chilli without stemVietnamNam Hai Company LtdDifenoconazole
Profenofos
0.098
0.34
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/06/2017Red chilli whole without stemThailandO-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand)Difenoconazole
Profenofos
0.25
0.094
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
7/06/2017Fresh Chinese lycheeChinaGaozhou City Mingzhu Fruit And Vegetable Co., LtdCarbendazim
Chlorpyrifos
Cypermethrin
Iprodione
0.2
0.2
0.08
3
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
5/06/2017Green food riceMyanmarLin Shing Co-Op LtdVisualThe food is not suitable for its reasonable intended use.
Insect contamination.
  Imported Food Control Act section 3(2)
8/06/2017Dried apricotsSouth AfricaCape Dried Fruit Packers Pty LtdThiabendazole0.078mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/06/2017Fresh garlic shootsChinaZhucheng Lukang Food Co LtdCarbendazim0.2mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
9/06/2017Jelly totsSouth AfricaBeacon Sweets & Chocolates (South Africa)Erythrosine (E127)Erythrosine (E127) not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
8/06/2017Pickled radish for SushiKorea, Republic ofDaesang CorporationVitamin CVitamin C not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
8/06/2017Pickled radishKorea, Republic ofDaesang CorporationVitamin CVitamin C not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
19/06/2017Princess green lycheeChinaZhangzhou Xinmingxing Trading Co LtdChlorpyrifos
Cypermethrin
Difenoconazole
Iprodione
Thiabendazole
1
0.4
0.2
10
0.03
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/06/2017Natural wheat atta (flour)IndiaHarihar Foods Pvt. Ltd. (India)Lead1.1mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
22/06/2017Preserved wax berry ChinaGuang Dong Jiexi Maolin Food Co LtdLead0.45mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
23/06/2017Prepared vegetable okazu bibinbaJapanYamau Co Ltd JapanBracken (Pteridium aquilinum)Product contains prohibited plant  FSC 1.4.4
28/06/2017Garlic shootsChinaZhucheng Lukang Food Co LtdThiamethoxam0.04mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
27/06/2017TamarindSri LankaRabeena Food (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka)2-phenylphenol0.18mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
9/06/2017Flavoured supplementary sports food United StatesDorian Yates Nutrition LlcCitrulline MalateAdditive Citrulline Malate not permitted in this food  FSC 2.9.4
9/06/2017Flavoured supplementary sports foodUnited StatesDorian Yates Nutrition LlcCaffeineAdditive Caffeine not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
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