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 (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 fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Allergen||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|3/06/2016||Plain halva||Turkey||Merter Helva San Ve Tic As||Salmonella||Detected||125g||SES 05/2014|
|14/06/2016||Hot chilli||Nigeria||Mactina Universal Resource Ltd||Salmonella||Detected||125g||SPI 05/2014|
|17/06/2016||Chilli powder||India||Q One Foods & Ingredients Pvt Ltd||Salmonella||Detected||125g||SPI 05/2014|
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|3/06/2016||Peanut candy||Myanmar||H-Htet Company Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.025||mg/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|
|2/06/2016||Salted plum||Hong Kong||Pun Chun Sauce and Preserved Fruit||Lead||0.3||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.1|
|14/06/2016||Salted plum||Hong Kong||Pun Chun Sauce and Preserved Fruit||Lead||0.25||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.1|
|1/06/2016||Prawn crackers spicy flavour||Philippines||Liwayway Market Corp||Vitamin A||Vitamin A not permitted in this food||FSC 1.3.2|
|1/06/2016||Ube filled crackers||Philippines||Liwayway Market Corp||Vitamin A||Vitamin A not permitted in this food||FSC 1.3.2|
|9/06/2016||Preserved plum||China||Wing Tai Trading Co (Hong Kong)||Lead||0.31||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.1|
|7/06/2016||Frozen peeled ginger||Vietnam||Duc Thanh Green Food Co Ltd||Tebufenpyrad||0.068||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|21/06/2016||Organic honey||India||Eaternal Health & Organic Foods||Composition||Adulteration with C4 sugars (cane sugar/corn syrup)||FSC 2.8.2|
|28/04/2016||Frozen dried yellow stripe trevally||Thailand||O-Cha Food Pack Co Ltd||Histamine||220||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.1|