Failing Food Report – August 2018

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, August 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
1/08/2018Black pepperChinaSichuan Hein Food Co., Ltd SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
2/08/2018Cooked prawnsBangladeshBd Seafood LimitedStandard Plate Count130000, 130000, 130000, 140000, 140000cfu/g CRU 05/2014
14/08/2018Extra hot chilli powderIndiaPravin Masalewale SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
21/08/2018Kashmiri chilli powderIndiaMaanas Foods & Spices Impex SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014
27/08/2018Kashmiri chilli powderIndiaBrahmins Foods India (P) Ltd SalmonellaDetected/125g SPI 05/2014

Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results

Date of failProduct descriptionCountry of originProducer nameOrganism or AnalyteResult/sUnitsStandard
15/08/2018Fresh wild caught spanish mackerelIndonesiaCv Pacific FortunaHistamine300mg/kg HIS 12/2016
28/08/2018Pickled anchovy pasteVietnamHuynh Quoc TienHistamine240mg/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
9/08/2018Diced red pepperChinaYantai Aofeng Foodstuff Co LtdProfenofos0.72mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
13/08/2018Crab meatVietnamSaigon Aquatic Products Trading Joint Stock Company Dl769Nitrofurazone (SEM)0.002mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
7/08/2018Shredded young coconutPhilippinesArko Foods Phils, Inc Salmonella Detected/250g Imported Food Control Act 3(2)
12/07/2018Formulated supplementary sports foodUnited StatesInspired NeutraceuticalsMethyl LiberineUnapproved novel food FSC 1.5.1
27/08/2018Infant biscuitsSri LankaLittle Lion Associates (Pvt) LtdVitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin D3
Vitamin B12
Not permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
28/08/2018Soya sauceJapanMorita Co Ltd (Japan)RiboflavinNot permitted in this food  FSC 1.3.2
28/08/2018Jalapeno chutneySouth AfricaTiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)Irradiated onionNot a permitted treatment for this food  FSC 1.5.3
28/08/2018Red pitted datesChinaCangzhou Ruifeng Date Product Co LtdCarbendazim        
Cyhalothrin           
Cypermethrin       
Difenoconazole   
Myclobutanil        
Propiconazole      
Tebuconazole      
0.49
0.02
0.26
0.34
0.21
0.06
0.71
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
31/08/2018Frozen raspberriesChileBerrynice LimitadaChlorpyrifos0.016mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
30/08/2018Ginseng fibreCanadaRoyal Jubilee Ginseng Farm Inc.DDT
Fludioxonil
1.0
0.41
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
29/08/2018Green chilliesIndiaInnovative CuisineHexaconazole0.058mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
15/08/2018Smoked catfish piecesThailandSpeed General Trading Co LtdEnrofloxacin0.014mg/kg FSC 1.4.2
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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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