Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, August 2021
This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).
Risk food tests
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.
Table 1 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected.
Non-compliant food can’t be distributed for sale in Australia. We supervise the importer destroying or re-exporting it.
Table 1 Risk food test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Reason for fail||Result/s||Units||Reference|
|3/8/2021||Kelp||China||Cangzhou Huahei Shunda Grain and Oil Seasoning Co||Iodine detected in excess of level permitted||6000||mg/kg||BSW 12/2016|
|3/8/2021||Seasoned baby clam meat||Korea Republic of||Samjin G.F||E. coli detected in excess of level permitted||<2.3, <2.3, <2.3, 2.3, 24||MPN/g||MOL 11/2020|
|12/8/2021||Dried herring in hot corn oil||Phillipines||Sharmila Corp (Phillipines)||Histamine detected in excess of level permitted||420||mg/kg||HIS 12/2016|
|18/8/2021||Paprika||India||Aerath Business Corporation||Salmonella detected||Detected||/125g||SPI 06/2019|
|24/8/2021||Gorgonzola dolcesesia emmi||Italy||Eredi Angelo Baruffaldi Srl||Listeria monocytogenes detected||Detected||/125g||CHE 07/2018|
|25/8/2021||Chilli powder||India||H.R. Exports Pvt Ltd||Salmonella detected||Detected||/125g||SPI 06/2019|
|25/8/2021||Frozen dried anchovy||Vietnam||Thuan Thien Producing Trading Co., Ltd||Histamine detected in excess of level permitted||290||mg/kg||HIS 12/2016|
|26/8/2021||Maldive fish chips (Fried dry fish)||Sri Lanka||Lanka Spice Pvt||Histamine detected in excess of level permitted||250, 280||mg/kg||HIS 12/2016|
|30/8/2021||Mixed sesame paste||China||Baodang Guan Xiang Food Co., Ltd||Aflatoxin detected in excess of level permitted||0.013 (product contains 50% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.0075)||mg/kg||NUT 11/2018|
Surveillance food tests
Table 2 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected. We will test further imported consignments of this food at an increased rate. We do this until the overseas producer reaches a history of compliance. To achieve this, we apply a holding order to the non-compliant food from the particular overseas producer. This legal instrument flags the food for increased testing.
‘HO match’ indicates the fail was against an existing holding order. See a list of published holding orders.
Table 2 Surveillance food test results
|Date of fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Test applied||Reason for fail||Result/s||Units||Reference||Holding order number|
|19/7/2021||Flavoured bubble-gum||South Africa||Mondelez South Africa Proprietry Limited||Composition||Additive E127 not permitted in this food||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.3.1||Holding order match 16158|
|2/8/2021||Fresh sugar snap pea||China||Hunan Duoying Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Flusilazole not permitted in this food||0.1||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17218|
|5/8/2021||Cocoa powder||Japan||Morinaga & Co Ltd||Composition||Niacin, vitamin B1 and ferric pyrophosphate not permitted in this food||N/A||N/A||FSC 1.3.2||Holding order match 16720|
|23/8/2021||Basmati rice||India||L T Foods Ltd||Lead||Lead detected in excess of level permitted||0.5||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.1||17237|
|26/8/2021||Dried lemon slices||China||Xiangyang Tianma Zhonghe Trading Co. Ltd||Fruit and vegetable residue screen||Myclobutanil detected in excess of MRL||0.06||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17241|
|Pyraclostrobin detected in excess of MRL||0.54|
|26/8/2021||Ocean farmed barramundi fillets||Sri Lanka||Oceanpick (Pvt) Ltd||Flouroquinolones||Enrofloxacin not permitted in this food||0.007, 0.003, 0.004, 0.004||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2||17242|