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.
Risk/Advisory food tests (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 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 of Agriculture and Water Resources 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 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|
|1/11/2016||Gorgonzola dolce||Italy||Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc||
|21/11/2016||Gorgonzola piccante||Italy||Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc||
|21/11/2016||Gorgonzola dolce||Italy||Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc||
|21/11/2016||Smoked salmon||Norway||Dansti Foods (Denmark)||
Listeria monocytogenes ||ND, D<100, D<100, ND, D<100||/25g||
|29/11/2016||Sliced mackerel in sunflower oil||Greece||D N Charalambopoulos||
Listeria monocytogenes||D<50, ND, ND, ND, D<50||/25g||
Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|7/11/2016||Cassava chips||India||Kottackal Agro Foods||Hydrocyanic acid||11||mg/kg||
|9/11/2016||Dried fish seer||Sri Lanka||Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd||Histamine||290||mg/kg||
|10/11/2016||Peanut puffs 250g||Malaysia||Yong Sheng Confectionery Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)||Aflatoxin||0.013||mg/kg||
|10/11/2016||Peanut puffs 400g||Malaysia||Yong Sheng Confectionery Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)||Aflatoxin||0.013||mg/kg||
|21/11/2016||Pistachio kernels||China||Sun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.||Aflatoxin||0.024||mg/kg||
|25/11/2016||Peanut granules||China||Qingdao Jinxin Foodstuffs Co Ltd||Aflatoxin||0.021||mg/kg||
|25/11/2016||Thora dry fish||Sri Lanka||Jk Agro Spice Packers||Histamine||330||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 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|
|3/11/2016||Ginger and fermented soya beans||China||Magic Fortune Enterprises (China) Ltd.||Chlorpyrifos||0.022||mg/kg||
|8/11/2016||Frozen blackberry fruit pulp||Colombia||Frutisima||Carbendazim||0.07||mg/kg||
|9/11/2016||Frozen strawberry pulp||China||Shouguang Tiancheng Hongli Food Co Ltd||Procymidone||0.08||mg/kg||
|23/11/2016||Malt non-alcoholic drink||United Kingdom||Enco Products Limited||Biotin||Vitamin Biotin not permitted in this food|| ||
|24/11/2016||Betel nut||Myanmar||Shwe Kyar Trading||Betel nut||Prohibited plant|| ||