Failing Food Report – May 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 (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

17/05/2016

Cheese

Italy

Cepparo Spa

E. coli

<10, 600, ~10, <10, <10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

6/05/2016

Spicy coated fried peanuts

India

Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.038

mg/kg

NUT 05/2014

12/05/2016

Mackerel in oil

China

Fujian Zhangzhou Foreign Trade Co Ltd

Histamine

630

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

31/05/2016

Maldive fish chips

Sri Lanka

Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd

Histamine

550

mg/kg

SCM 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

3/05/2016

Red chilli

Thailand

O-Cha Food Pack Co. Ltd (Thailand)

Profenofos

0.13

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

5/05/2016

Malt flour

Korea, Republic of

Wang Global Net

Lead

0.51

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

5/05/2016

Cowpeas

Fiji

Labasa Farm Fresh

Acephate

0.34

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

5/05/2016

Cowpeas

Fiji

Labasa Farm Fresh

Methamidophos

0.16

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

10/05/2016

Red tilapia

Vietnam

Saigon Aquatic Products Trading Joint Stock Company

Enrofloxacin

0.0074

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

9/05/2016

Sparkling glucose drink

United Kingdom

Glaxo Smith Kline

Caffeine

Caffeine not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

24/05/2016

Fresh sugar snap peas

China

Jiang Hua Yao Autonomous County Hongfu Park

Procymidone

0.041

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

25/05/2016

Frozen black tiger prawns

Vietnam

Trang Khanh Seafood Co Ltd

Enrofloxacin

0.0055

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

27/05/2016

Diced green capsicum

China

Juxian Hengsheng Foodstuff Co Ltd

Profenofos

0.095

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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