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
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.
Date of fail
|Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|2/11/2015||Processed fish||Japan||Oka Foods Co Ltd||
Listeria monocytogenes||D<50, ND, ND, D<50, ND ||/25g ||
|3/11/2015||Cheese ||Portugal||Lacticinios Do Paiva Sa||
E.coli||810, 640, 710, 1100, 300 ||MPN/g||
|4/11/2015||White pepper||Vietnam||Dong Phuong Vinafood Trading Co. Ltd (Vietnam)||Salmonella ||Detected ||/125g ||
|10/11/2015||Chili powder||India||KKR Agro Mills (P) Ltd||Salmonella||Detected||/125g ||
|12/11/2015||Sliced smoked ocean trout ||Denmark||Norlax AS (Denmark)||
Listeria Monocytogenes||ND, D<100, D<100, D<100, ND||/25g ||
|24/11/2015||Valdeon blue cheese||Spain||Queserias Picos De Europa Sl||
E.coli||<10, 700, 20, 10, <10 ||cfu/g ||
|25/11/2015||Blue Stilton cheese||United Kingdom||Hartington Creamery||
Listeria Monocytogenes||Detected ||/125g ||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail ||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|3/11/2015||Pistachio kernels||China||Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.||Aflatoxin||0.032 ||mg/kg ||
|10/11/2015||Pistachio kernels||China||Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.||Aflatoxin||0.659 ||mg/kg ||
|17/11/2015||Salted mackerel||Thailand||Chaijinda Seafood Co Ltd||Histamine||324 ||mg/kg ||
|17/11/2015||Peanuts||India||Aakash Global Foods Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.04 ||mg/kg ||
|17/11/2015||Peanut snack||Sri Lanka||Dundy Traders||Aflatoxin||0.012||mg/kg ||
|18/11/2015||Peanut Ball, Peanut Bar||India ||Royal Malabar Foods Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.243 ||mg/kg ||
|18/11/2015||Peanut Ball, Peanut Bar||India ||Royal Malabar Foods Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.396 ||mg/kg ||
|24/11/2015||Peanut snack||India||Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd||Aflatoxin ||0.12 ||mg/kg ||
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 description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|9/11/2015||Coconut cream||Thailand||Theppadungporn Coconut Co Ltd (Thailand)||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additives 466 & 435 not permitted in this food.|| ||
|9/11/2015||Coloured liquorice||Netherlands||Cloetta Holland B.V.||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Additive E131 not permitted in this food.|| ||
|13/11/2015||Coconut milk powder||Sri Lanka||Renuka Agri Foods Plc||Allergen (dairy)||12||ppm ||
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|16/11/2015||Frozen black tiger prawn with garlic marinade||Vietnam||Trang Khanh Seafood Co Ltd ||Enrofloxacin ||0.0048 ||mg/kg ||
|19/11/2015||Flavoured coconut milk (banana) ||Vietnam ||Rita Food & Drink Co. Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling) ||Undeclared allergen (dairy), 5200 ||ppm ||
|19/11/2015 ||Flavoured coconut milk (chocolate) ||Vietnam ||Rita Food & Drink Co. Ltd||Composition (identified through labelling)||Undeclared allergen (dairy), 2600||ppm ||
|25/11/2015||Frozen mixed berries||Chile||Comfrut S.A.||Phosmet||0.11 ||mg/kg ||
|26/11/2015||Noodle soup||Korea||Samyang Foods Company Ltd (Korea)||Composition (identified through labelling)||Additive disodium succinate not permitted in this food|| ||