Failing Food Report – April 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, April 2018

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 (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. 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
3/04/2018White chilli powderIndiaM Motilal Masalawala (India) SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
10/04/2018Cooked mantis shrimpChinaJm Premium Choice Co LtdStandard plate count470000, 1500000, 210000, 320000, 60000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
11/04/2018Pasteurised blue swimmer crab meatIndonesiaPhillips Seafood (Indonesia)Standard plate count1400000, 1000, <1000, <1000, 1000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
11/04/2018Sheep cheese with truffleSpainLa Antigua De Fuentesauco Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 03/2017
17/04/2018Chilli powderIndiaKottackal Agro Foods SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
23/04/2018Paprika powderChinaJiangsu Yoyi Food Co SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
23/04/2018CheeseItalyMilk Srl Listeria monocytogenesDetected/125g CHE 03/2017

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AllergenResult/sUnitsStandard
4/04/2018Cassava chips masalaIndiaJay Keshav Exports Pvt LtdHydrocyanic Acid11mg/kg CAS 09/2016
4/04/2018Cassava chips plainIndiaJay Keshav Exports Pvt LtdHydrocyanic Acid12mg/kg CAS 09/2016
4/04/2018Cassava chips plainIndiaJay Keshav Exports Pvt LtdHydrocyanic Acid16mg/kg CAS 09/2016
6/04/2018Satay sauce mixThailandGlobo Foods LtdAflatoxin0.007
The product contains 34% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.0051
mg/kg NUT 10/2016
12/04/2018Peanut productMalaysiaLotus Home Made Cookies Sdn BhdAflatoxin0.066mg/kg NUT 10/2016
9/03/2018Peanut productIndiaCapital Ventures Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.010
The product contains 50% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.0075
mg/kg NUT 10/2016
9/03/2018Peanut product IndiaCapital Ventures Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.010
The product contains 50% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.0075
mg/kg NUT 10/2016
18/03/2018Peanut productIndiaCapital Ventures Pvt LtdAflatoxin0.009
The product contains 58% peanut, therefore the calculated maximum level is 0.0087
mg/kg NUT 10/2016
19/04/2018Dried seer fishSri LankaCmb Lanka (Private) LimitedHistamine280mg/kg HIS 12/2016
26/04/2018Mahi mahi fish filletsIndonesiaPt Iambeu Mina UtamaHistamine270mg/kg HIS 12/2016

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
3/04/2018Dried apricotsSouth AfricaCape Dried Fruit Packers Pty LtdThiabendazole0.11mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
3/04/2018Formulated sports supplementUnited StatesCoastal Horizon LlcCaffeine Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
3/04/2018Formulated sports supplementUnited StatesCoastal Horizon LlcCaffeine Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.1
4/04/2018Dried apricotsSouth AfricaCape Dried Fruit Packers Pty LtdThiabendazole0.076mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
6/04/2018Preserved fig stripsMalaysiaCcmi Industries Sdn BhdLead1.8mg/kg FSC 1.4.1
11/04/2018Cut green beansEgyptGivrex (Robrert Mansour & Co)Chlorpyrifos0.015mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
12/04/2018Baby okraIndiaGlobal Gourmet Pvt LtdAcephate
Monocrotophos
0.17
0.11
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
17/04/2018MandarinsEgyptEl Waha For Export And Supply Agriculture ProductsCyhalothrin0.059mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/04/2018Cut guar beansIndiaInnovative CuisineAzinphos-methyl0.095mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/04/2018Fenugreek leavesIndiaInnovative CuisineChlorpyrifos0.173mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
20/04/2018Hot green chilliesIndiaInnovative CuisinePhosmet0.191mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
13/04/2018Instant noodlesThailandThai President Foods Public Co LimitedVitamin ANot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
26/04/2018Dried raisinsIndiaAarththi ExportsCarbendazim0.83mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
26/04/2018Frozen small mixed chilliVietnamMinh Anh International Co LtdAcephate
Chlorpyrifos
Difenoconazole
0.11
0.047
0.076
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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