This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).
We target and monitor food that poses a high or medium risk to public health. We refer 100% of risk food imports until we establish a history of compliance.
If surveillance food fails a test, we apply a holding order. To achieve this, we apply a holding order to the non-compliant food from the particular overseas producer. This administrative instrument flags the food for increased testing. We do this until the overseas producer reaches a history of compliance. See a list of published holding orders.
'HO number' indicates a new holding order was issued for the failed surveillance food.
'HO match' indicates the fail was against an existing holding order.
'Risk' indicates that the fail was for a risk food. Future consignments of failed risk food are automatically referred for increased testing and therefore a holding order is not issued.
This table lists test results of non-compliant food we’ve detected.
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Test applied /
reason for fail
|Results / Units||Reference||Food category|
|14/03/2022||Frozen Red chilli||Vietnam||Thong Hong Co Ltd||Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Permethrin detected in excess of MRL||0.13 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Surveillance - HO number 17766|
|15/03/2022||Dried kelp||Korea||Nampo Mulsan||Iodine detected in excess of level permitted||5200, 4200 mg/kg||BSW 12/2016||Risk|
|1/04/2022||Maldive fish pieces||Sri Lanka||Rasoja Food Products||Histamine detected in excess of level permitted||210 mg/kg||HIS 12/2016||Risk|
|1/04/2022||Peanut bhujia||India||Aakash Global Foods (P) Ltd.||Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted||0.053 mg/kg||NUT 11/2018||Risk|
|4/04/2022||Chilli powder||Thailand||Combine Thai Foods Co Ltd (Thailand)||Salmonella detected||Detected /125g||SPI 06/2019||Risk|
|5/04/2022||Dried figs||China||Anhui Xinong Pharma Co Ltd||Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Cypermethrin detected in excess of MRL||0.21 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Surveillance - HO number 17761|
|5/04/2022||Red dates||China||Anhui Xinong Pharma Co Ltd||Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Difenoconazole detected in excess of MRL||0.06 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Surveillance - HO number 17762|
|5/04/2022||Peanut bars||Nigeria||Feco Foods Industries Limited||Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted||0.15 mg/kg||NUT 11/2018||Risk|
|7/04/2022||Fish ambulthiyal||Sri Lanka||Derana Marketing Services Pvt Ltd||Histamine detected in excess of level permitted||530 mg/kg||HIS 12/2016||Risk|
|7/04/2022||Dried longan||Thailand||Thai Top Choice Export Company Ltd (Thailand)||Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Carbendazim not permitted in this food.||0.05 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Surveillance - HO number 17756|
|12/04/2022||Flavoured pan masala||India||Jay Siyaram Import Export Private Limited||Composition - Prohibited plant - Betel nut (Areca catechu)||N/A||FSC 1.4.4||Risk|
|13/04/2022||Black sesame seeds||India||Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited||Salmonella detected||Detected /125g||SES 05/2014||Risk|
|14/04/2022||Seasoned seaweed||Japan||Kurakon Foods Corporation||Iodine detected in excess of level permitted||4600 mg/kg||BSW 12/2016||Risk|
|14/04/2022||Dried kelp||Korea||Chung Hae S & D Co Ltd||Iodine detected in excess of level permitted||4300 mg/kg||BSW 12/2016||Risk|
|19/04/2022||Roasted peanut snack||China||Dongguan City Shaerge Food Co Ltd||Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted (being 0.005 mg/kg as 35% peanut in product)||0.015 mg/kg||NUT 11/2018||Risk|
|21/04/2022||Flavoured pan masala||India||Dharampal Premchand Ltd||Composition - Prohibited plant - Betel nut (Areca catechu)||N/A||FSC 1.4.4||Risk|
|21/04/2022||Fagioli cannellini beans||Italy||Feger Di Gerardo Ferraioli Spa||Visual - the food is unfit for human consumption - rusty can seals and dents in cans||N/A||Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)||Surveillance - HO number 17792|
|22/04/2022||Barramundi fillets||Sri Lanka||Oceanpick (Pvt) Ltd||Fluoroquinolones - Enrofloxacin not permitted in this food||0.003, 0.003 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Surveillance - HO match 17242|
Aerath Business Corporation
Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Chlorpyrifos detected in excess of MRL
Surveillance - HO match 14568
Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Dimethoate not permitted in this food
|26/04/2022||Barberry||Iran||Green Bay||Fruit & vegetable residue screen - Permethrin detected in excess of MRL||0.2 mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||Risk|
|26/04/2022||Peanut candy||Vietnam||A-One Vietnam Liability Limited Company||Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted||0.021 mg/kg||NUT 11/2018||Risk|
|28/04/2022||Roasted supari with cashew||India||Popular Indian Exports & Imports||Composition - Prohibited plant - Betel nut (Areca catechu)||N/A||FSC 1.4.4||Risk|
|28/04/2022||Dry ginger, Ginger powder||Malaysia||Sabi Food Industries M Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)||Visual - the food is unfit for human consumption - insects found in food packages||N/A||Imported Food Control Act Section 3(2)||Surveillance - HO match 17109|