Failing Food Report – March 2018

​​​Publication details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, May 2018

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.

Download

DocumentPagesFile size
Failing food report - March 2018 PDF6520 KB

If you have difficulty accessing this file, visit web accessibility for assistance.

Online content

[Expand all]

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. 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
5/03/2018Shredded coconut (Desiccated)IndiaVisunkumar Traders Pvt Ltd SalmonellaDetected/125g DC 05/2014
20/03/2018CheeseItalyEmilio Mauri Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 03/2017
5/03/2018Powdered hot chillies TurkeySpecial Otomotiv Ins. Trz. Danismanlik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
19/03/2018Red chilli powderIndiaMahashian Di Hatti Pvt Ltd SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
22/03/2018Mussels cooked and shelledChileSt Andrews Smoky Delicacies S.A. E. coli<2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 15, <2.3MPN/g MOL 04/2017
22/03/2018Mussels cooked and shelledChileSt Andrews Smoky Delicacies S.A. E. coli<2.3, <2.3 , 24 , <2.3, <2.3MPN/g MOL 04/2017
27/03/2018Cooked marinated prawns mixVietnamSeavina Joint Stock CompanyStandard plate count12000, 2600, 2600000, 280000, 800000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
29/03/2018Peeled cooked prawns VietnamMinh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood CorpStandard plate count<1000, <1000, <1000, 1700000, <1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
1/03/2018Roasted and salted pistachiosTurkeySpecial Otomotiv Ins. Trz. Danismanlik San. Tic. Ltd. StiAflatoxin0.130mg/kg NUT 10/2016
1/03/2018Marinated anchovies trayItalyAgostino ReccaHistamine1300mg/kg HIS 12/2016
1/03/2018Marinated anchovies trayItalyAgostino ReccaHistamine1200mg/kg HIS 12/2016
1/03/2018Marinated anchovies jarItalyAgostino ReccaHistamine900mg/kg HIS 12/2016
14/03/2018Peanut brittle barSri LankaJk Agro Spice PackersAflatoxin0.049mg/kg NUT 10/2016
22/03/2018Peanut butter ChinaShangdong Yiksun Foodstuffs Co., LtdAflatoxin0.020mg/kg NUT 10/2016
21/03/2018Seer dried fish (Spanish mackerel)Sri LankaDerana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd​Histamine690mg/kg HIS 12/2016
22/03/2018Marinated anchovies tray 1 kgItalyAgostino ReccaHistamine860mg/kg HIS 12/2016
22/03/2018 Marinated anchovies tray 1 kg Italy Agostino Recca Histamine 1100mg/kg HIS 12/2016
27/03/2018 Dried bonito shavings Japan Marukei Kathuobushi Inc Histamine 305 mg/kg HIS 12/2016

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
1/03/2018Fresh navel orangesEgyptElbaraka Fruit For Import & ExportCyhalothrin
Cypermethrin
0.03
0.38
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/03/2018Instant porridgeSouth AfricaTiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)Sodium Selenite AnhydrousNot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
9/03/2018Fenugreek leavesIndiaVadilal Industries LimitedProfenofos0.22mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
13/03/2018Frozen seasoned baby soybean (Edamame)ChinaAsia Foods Nanjing Co LdCarbendazim
Thiamethoxam
0.092
0.082
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/03/2018VinegarChinaShanghai Beau Ideal Fermentation Co LtdAdditive Sodium Benzoate E211Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
8/03/2018VinegarChinaShanghai Beau Ideal Fermentation Co LtdAdditive Sodium Benzoate E211Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
13/03/2018Fresh orangesEgyptFuture Agrico For InvestmentCyhalothrin0.04mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/03/2018Shrimp barbeque flavoured snack PhilippinesLeslie CorporationVitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folic AcidNot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
19/03/2018Soft shell crabsBangladeshFarid Nine Stars Agro (Bd) Ltd.Semicarbazide0.002mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
22/03/2018Preserved bean curdChinaPu Ning Dong Xing Food Co., Ltd Bacillus cereus1500, 4000, 2000, 400, 1700cfu/g Imported Food Control Act 3(2)
21/03/2018Instant cerealSouth AfricaAlhurst Investments (Pvt) LtdVitamin B12, K1, B7Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
23/03/2018Rosella leavesThailandSethachon Co Ltd (Establishment 1079)Chlorpyrifos
Dimethoate
0.083
1.5
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
23/03/2018Frozen chopped spinach ChinaGaomi Ruifeng Foods Co LtdCyhalothrin0.068mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/03/2018Formulated sports supplementCanadaNutrabolics IncCaffeineNot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
28/03/2018Navel orangesEgyptFood Alliance For Exporting Agricultural CropsCyhalothrin0.23mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
29/03/2018Fresh betel leafMyanmarH-Htet Company LtdMetalaxyl0.13mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/03/2018 Formulated sports supplement Hungary Bio Tech Usa Caffeine Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.1
8/03/2018 Formulated sports supplement Canada Nutrabolics Inc Various Amino Acids (including L-Leucine, L-Glutamine & L-Isoleucine) In excess of levels permitted   FSC 2.9.4
8/03/2018 Formulated sports supplement Canada Nutrabolics Inc L-Carnitine Tartrate In excess of levels permitted   FSC 2.9.4
23/03/2018 Stock cubes Sierra Leone Sahs Enterprises Vitamin A Not permitted in this food   FSC 1.3.2