Failing Food Report – October 2016

​​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 fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Allergen

Result/s

Units

Standard

4/10/2016

Cheddar with truffle

United Kingdom

Ashley Chase Estate

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

/125g

CHE 07/2016

11/10/2016

Desiccated coconut

India

Manjilas Food Tech Pvt Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/250g

DC 05/2014

3/10/2016

Chilli powder

India

Gandhi Spices Pvt. Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SPI 05/2014

13/10/2016

Cooked Vannamei prawns

Malaysia

Sea Horse Corp (Malaysia)

Standard plate count

180000, 280000, 560000, 76000, 62000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

18/10/2016

Whole deboned ham

Italy

A.I.A S.P.A

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

125g

UMP 05/2014

28/10/2016

Tahini

Jordan

Levant Food Products Company Ltd

Salmonella

Detected

/125g

SES 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

7/10/2016

Cracker snack

Taiwan

Hurng Fur Foods Factory Co., Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.040

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

7/10/2016

Peanut balls

India

Abn Trades

Aflatoxin

0.11

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

12/10/2016

Dried striped mackerel

Philippines

Danbel Import Export Corporation (Philippines)

Histamine

1500

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

18/10/2016

Frozen dried mackerel

Philippines

Fitrite Incorporated (Philippines)

Histamine

380

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

14/10/2016

Salted mackerel

Vietnam

Chen International Foods Co Ltd

Histamine

270

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

19/10/2016

Kombu seaweed

Japan

Shirai Konbu & Sea Products

Iodine

2400

mg/kg

BSW 10/2016

25/10/2016

Dried bonito

Japan

Takafuku Food Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Histamine

237

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

25/10/2016

Curry peanut snacks

Malaysia

D.N.S Kacang Putih Sdn. Bhd

Aflatoxin

0.16

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

21/10/2016

Fresh tuna

Indonesia

Pt Sari Nusa Sejati

Histamine

270

mg/kg

SCM 05/2014

28/10/2016

Frozen seasoned peanuts (60% peanut)

Republic of Korea

Banchandanji Co Ltd, Korea

Aflatoxin

0.012

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

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 foods webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

6/10/2016

Blueberry juice concentrate

Canada

Pacific Coast Fruit Products

Spirotetramat

0.06

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

14/10/2016

Dry mizithra cheese

Greece

Thessaliko Trikalon Sa Company

E. coli

110 est, 320, 69 est, 170 est, 340

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

25/10/2016

Frozen minced cassava leaf

Thailand

Kp Industrial Food Co., Ltd.

Chlorpyrifos

0.031

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

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