Failing food report - November 2015

​​​​​​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 6 monthly Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

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Risk food tests (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)

The Department of Agriculture targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk​ food is targeted at 100 per cent until a history of food safety compliance is established.

The following table details where results were detected in excess of food safety limits. 

The 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 tests


Date of fail
Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganismResult/sUnitsStandard
2/11/2015Processed fishJapanOka Foods Co Ltd Listeria monocytogenesD<50, ND, ND, D<50, ND /25g FSH 05/2014
3/11/2015Cheese PortugalLacticinios Do Paiva Sa E.coli810, 640, 710, 1100, 300 MPN/g CHE 05/2014
4/11/2015White pepperVietnamDong Phuong Vinafood Trading Co. Ltd (Vietnam)Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 05/2014
10/11/2015Chili powderIndiaKKR Agro Mills (P) LtdSalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
12/11/2015Sliced smoked ocean trout DenmarkNorlax AS (Denmark) Listeria MonocytogenesND, D<100, D<100, D<100, ND/25g FSH 05/2014
24/11/2015Valdeon blue cheeseSpainQueserias Picos De Europa Sl E.coli<10, 700, 20, 10, <10 cfu/g CHE 05/2014
25/11/2015Blue Stilton cheeseUnited KingdomHartington Creamery Listeria MonocytogenesDetected /125g  CHE 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail Product descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
3/11/2015Pistachio kernelsChinaSun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.Aflatoxin0.032 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
10/11/2015Pistachio kernelsChinaSun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.Aflatoxin0.659 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
17/11/2015Salted mackerelThailandChaijinda Seafood Co LtdHistamine324 mg/kg SCM 05/2014
17/11/2015PeanutsIndiaAakash Global Foods Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.04 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
17/11/2015Peanut snackSri LankaDundy TradersAflatoxin0.012mg/kg NUT 05/2014
18/11/2015Peanut Ball, Peanut BarIndia Royal Malabar Foods Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.243 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
18/11/2015Peanut Ball, Peanut BarIndia Royal Malabar Foods Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.396 mg/kg NUT 05/2014
24/11/2015Peanut snackIndiaHaldiram Snacks Pvt LtdAflatoxin 0.12 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 non-compliant 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 descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
9/11/2015Coconut creamThailandTheppadungporn Coconut Co Ltd (Thailand)Composition (identified through labelling)Additives 466 & 435 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
9/11/2015Coloured liquoriceNetherlandsCloetta Holland B.V.Composition (identified through labelling) Additive E131 not permitted in this food.  FSC 1.3.1
13/11/2015Coconut milk powderSri LankaRenuka Agri Foods PlcAllergen (dairy)12ppm FSC 1.2.3    
16/11/2015Frozen black tiger prawn with garlic marinadeVietnamTrang Khanh Seafood Co Ltd Enrofloxacin 0.0048 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
19/11/2015Flavoured coconut milk (banana) Vietnam Rita Food & Drink Co. LtdComposition (identified through labelling) Undeclared allergen (dairy), 5200 ppm FSC 1.2.3
19/11/2015 Flavoured coconut milk (chocolate) Vietnam Rita Food & Drink Co. LtdComposition (identified through labelling)Undeclared allergen (dairy), 2600ppm FSC 1.2.3
25/11/2015Frozen mixed berriesChileComfrut S.A.Phosmet0.11 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/11/2015Noodle soupKoreaSamyang Foods Company Ltd (Korea)Composition (identified through labelling)Additive disodium succinate not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
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