Failing Food Report – May 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, May 2017

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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard

4/05/2017

Cheese

Italy

Lantica Cascina Srl

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

/125g

CHE 03/2017

8/05/2017

Fresh oyster meat

Malaysia

Seng Enterprise Seafood Supplier (1986) Sdn. Bhd

E.coli

24, 0.4, 24, 2.3, 4.3

MPN/g

MOL 05/2014

26/05/2017

Cheese

Italy

Rocca Toscana Formaggi Srl

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

/125g

CHE 03/2017

30/05/2017

Cooked prawn meat

Malaysia

Jefi Aquatech Resources

Standard Plate Count

620000, 47000,
270000, 20000, 270000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results


Date of failProduct description​Country of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard

4/05/2017

Braised peanuts

China

Zhangzhou Gangchang Canned Foods Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.019

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

5/05/2017

Roasted peanuts

Myanmar

Shwe Myanmar Investment And Commercial Co Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.24

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

5/05/2017

Pistachio kernels

United States

Cal Pure Pistachios Inc-USA

Aflatoxin

0.097

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

16/05/2017

Roasted and salted peanut kernels

Turkey

Peyman

Aflatoxin

0.017

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

30/05/2017

Dried kelp

Korea, Republic of

Sempio Food Company (Korea)

Iodine

3100

mg/kg

BSW 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 origin

Producer name

Organism or AnalyteResult/s

Units

Standard

3/05/2017

Dried red dates

India

Gaoming Hui Sheng Feng Trading Company Limited of Foshan City

Tebuconazole

0.14

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

3/05/2017

Frozen strawberry puree

China

Shouguang Tiancheng Hongli Food Co Ltd

Procymidone

0.07

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

4/05/2017

Green okra

Egypt

Orouba Agrifoods Processing Co

Chlorpyrifos

0.02

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

8/05/2017

Frozen Chinese spinach

China

Shanghai Jx International Trading Co Ltd

Cyhalothrin

0.01,
0.02

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

11/05/2017

Instant powdered drink mix

Philippines

Liwayway Market Corp (Philippines)

Niacinamide Riboflavin

Vitamins; Niacinamide and Riboflavin not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.2

15/05/2017

Garlic shoots

China

Ng Lukang Food Co Ltd

Carbendazim

0.4

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

16/05/2017

Frozen small red chilli

Vietnam

Nam Hai Company Ltd

Difenoconazole

0.1

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

16/05/2017

Frozen small red chilli

Vietnam

Nam Hai Company Ltd

Difenoconazole

0.077

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/05/2017

Preserved vegetable

China

Sichuan Gaofuji Food Co Ltd

Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Prohibited plant; Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

 

FSC 1.4.4

8/05/2017

Supplementary sports food

United States

Custom Nutraceuticals

Caffeine

Additive caffeine is not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

18/05/2017

Dried longan fruit

China

Guangdong Zhongshan Guzhen Lihua Farming Byproduct Factory

Carbendazim
Chlorpyrifos

0.2
0.04

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

18/05/2017

Preserved plum

China

Guangdong Zhongshan Guzhen Lihua Farming Byproduct Factory

Lead

0.23

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

 

18/05/2017

Preserved sliced green papaya

China

Guangdong Zhongshan Guzhen Lihua Farming Byproduct Factory

Lead

0.49

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

23/05/2017

Rice

India

Virat Global Exim

Lead

0.27

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

25/05/2017

Dates

China

Haoxiangni Dates Enterprise Co. Ltd

Bifenthrin
Propargite

0.041
0.678

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

25/05/2017

Dates

China

Haoxiangni Dates Enterprise Co. Ltd

Tebuconazole

0.052

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

26/05/2017

Seedless red dates

China

Shantou Lifa Trading Co. Ltd

Propargite

0.12

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

26/05/2017

Fresh asparagus

Peru

Agricola La Venta Sa

Methomyl

0.66

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

17/05/2017

Salted plum

China

Yiwu Tengran Trading

Lead

0.27

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

31/05/2017

Frozen boiled Korean leek

Korea, Republic of

Chg People

Carbendazim
Iprodione
Procymidone

0.085
0.94
0.9

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

 

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