Failing Food Report – September 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, September 2017

This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data o​n 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 (the department) 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 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 noncompliant 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
4/09/2017Cooked garlic prawnsChinaZhangzidao Group (Rongcheng) Food CoStandard plate count260000, 80000, 360000, 200000, 340000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
1/09/2017Cooked mussel meatChinaBehai Boston Frozen Food Co LtdE. coli<10, <10, 100, 120, 40cfu/gMOL 04/2017
5/09/2017Smoked salmon slicesNorwayLeroy Seafood AsListeria monocytogenesND, ND, D, ND, ND/25gFSH 10/2016
8/09/2017Cooked prawn cutletsChinaGuangdong Wanya Foods Fty Co LtdStandard plate count8000, 280000, 72000, 78000, 21000000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
11/09/2017CheeseFranceCarozzi Formaggi SrlListeria monocytogenesDetected/125gCHE 03/2017
11/09/2017Cooked garlic marinated prawnsChinaZhangzidao Group (Rongcheng) Food CoStandard plate count120000, 190000, 110000, 100000, 120000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
11/09/2017Cooked garlic marinated prawnsChinaZhangzidao Group (Rongcheng) Food CoStandard plate count120000, 140000, 30000, 60000, 40000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
18/09/2017Cooked prawn cutletsVietnamMinh Phu - Hau Giang Seafood CorpV. choleraeDetected/125gCRU 05/2014
18/09/2017Cooked garlic prawnsChinaZhangzidao Group (Rongcheng) Food CoStandard plate count63000, 310000, 450000, 230000, 59000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
18/09/2017Black pepperVietnamTan Dong Trade Production Company LimitedSalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 05/2014
22/09/2017White roasted sesame seedsIndiaKhajanchi Exports (Mumbai India)SalmonellaDetected/125gSES 05/2014
26/09/2017Frozen cooked prawnsChinaGuangdong Wanya Foods Fty Co LtdStandard plate count600000, 390000, 6600, ~7000000, 330000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
26/09/2017Frozen cooked prawnsChinaGuangdong Wanya Foods Fty Co LtdStandard plate count~200000, ~7900000, 2000000, 18000, 5800cfu/gCRU 05/2014
26/09/2017Frozen cooked prawnsChinaGuangdong Wanya Foods Fty Co LtdStandard plate count340000, ~150000, 2900000, 310000, ~40000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
25/09/2017Deggi mirch chilli powderIndiaMahashian Di Hatti Ltd (India)SalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 05/2014
25/09/2017Frozen cooked minced lobster meatUnited StatesPaturel International CoStandard plate count23000, ~130000, ~120000, ~130000, ~80000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
25/09/2017Frozen mussel meatChileSt Andrews Smoky Delicacies S.A.E. coli<0.3, 0.92, <0.3, >110, <0.3MPN/gMOL 04/2017
25/09/2017Black pepper grindersChinaShandong Pangda Condiment & Food Co LtdSalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 05/2014
25/09/2017Blue swimmer crabIndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard plate count200000, ~11000, 600000, 4800000, 39000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
25/09/2017Blue swimmer crabIndonesiaPt Muria Bahari IndonesiaStandard plate count~12000, 700000, ~180, 1100, 1800000cfu/gCRU 05/2014
27/09/2017Red chilli powderIndiaPujan Enterprises (India)SalmonellaDetected/125gSPI 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
8/09/2017Marinated anchovy filletsItalyCarlino Srl (Italy)Histamine1200mg/kgHIS 12/2016
11/09/2017Peanut butter PhilippinesNewborn Food Products (Philippines)Aflatoxin0.022mg/kgNUT 10/2016
14/09/2017PeanutsIndiaHaldiram Foods International Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.030mg/kgNUT 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 food webpage.

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
1/09/2017Peeled onionsChinaLaiwu Taifeng Foods Co LtdThiamethoxam0.031mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
4/09/2017Formulated sports supplement – berry flavourUnited StatesUltra KleanVitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacinamide
Creatine
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
4/09/2017Formulated sports supplement – cherry flavourUnited StatesUltra KleanVitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacinamide
Creatine
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
4/09/2017Formulated sports supplement – orange flavourUnited StatesUltra KleanVitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacinamide
Creatine
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
4/09/2017Formulated sports supplement – punch flavourUnited StatesUltra KleanVitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacinamide
Creatine
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
7/09/2017Formulated sport supplement – grape flavourUnited StatesPiv Enterprises IncVitamin C
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Creatine
Not permitted in this food FSC 1.3.1
20/09/2017Frozen cut green beansEgyptGivrex (Robrert Mansour & Co)Carbendazim0.063mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
11/09/2017Strawberry juice concentrateGermanyErnteband Fruchtsaft GmbhCarbendazim0.23mg/kgFSC 1.3.2
27/09/2017Frozen tiny red chilliVietnamSaka Saka Company LimitedDifenoconazole
Permethrin
0.16
0.11
mg/kgFSC 1.4.2
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