Failing Food Report – November 2016

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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 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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
1/11/2016Gorgonzola dolceItalyCaseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 07-2016
21/11/2016Gorgonzola piccanteItalyCaseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 07-2016
21/11/2016Gorgonzola dolceItalyCaseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi Snc Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 07-2016
21/11/2016Smoked salmonNorwayDansti Foods (Denmark) Listeria monocytogenes ND, D<100, D<100, ND, D<100/25g
FSH 05/2014
29/11/2016Sliced mackerel in sunflower oilGreeceD N Charalambopoulos Listeria monocytogenesD<50, ND, ND, ND, D<50/25g FSH 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameAnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
7/11/2016Cassava chipsIndiaKottackal Agro FoodsHydrocyanic acid11mg/kg CAS 09/2016
9/11/2016Dried fish seerSri LankaDerana Marketing Services Pvt LtdHistamine290mg/kg SCM 05/2014
10/11/2016Peanut puffs 250gMalaysiaYong Sheng Confectionery Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)Aflatoxin0.013mg/kg NUT 10/2016
10/11/2016Peanut puffs 400gMalaysiaYong Sheng Confectionery Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)Aflatoxin0.013mg/kg NUT 10/2016
21/11/2016Pistachio kernelsChinaSun Wing Nuts & Food Co. Ltd.Aflatoxin0.024mg/kg NUT 10/2016
25/11/2016Peanut granulesChinaQingdao Jinxin Foodstuffs Co LtdAflatoxin0.021mg/kg NUT 10/2016
25/11/2016Thora dry fishSri LankaJk Agro Spice PackersHistamine330mg/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 failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
3/11/2016Ginger and fermented soya beansChinaMagic Fortune Enterprises (China) Ltd.Chlorpyrifos0.022mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/11/2016Frozen blackberry fruit pulpColombiaFrutisimaCarbendazim0.07mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
8/11/2016Frozen soursopColombiaFrutisimaCarbendazim0.07mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
9/11/2016Frozen strawberry pulpChinaShouguang Tiancheng Hongli Food Co LtdProcymidone0.08mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
23/11/2016Malt non-alcoholic drinkUnited KingdomEnco Products LimitedBiotinVitamin Biotin not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
24/11/2016Betel nutMyanmarShwe Kyar TradingBetel nutProhibited plant  FSC 1.4.4

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