Failing Food Report – August 2018
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 fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Allergen||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|1/08/2018||Black pepper||China||Sichuan Hein Food Co., Ltd||Salmonella||Detected||/125g||SPI 05/2014|
|2/08/2018||Cooked prawns||Bangladesh||Bd Seafood Limited||Standard Plate Count||130000, 130000, 130000, 140000, 140000||cfu/g||CRU 05/2014|
|14/08/2018||Extra hot chilli powder||India||Pravin Masalewale||Salmonella||Detected||/125g||SPI 05/2014|
|21/08/2018||Kashmiri chilli powder||India||Maanas Foods & Spices Impex||Salmonella||Detected||/125g||SPI 05/2014|
|27/08/2018||Kashmiri chilli powder||India||Brahmins Foods India (P) Ltd||Salmonella||Detected||/125g||SPI 05/2014|
Chemical/Contaminant/Toxin test results
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 fail||Product description||Country of origin||Producer name||Organism or Analyte||Result/s||Units||Standard|
|9/08/2018||Diced red pepper||China||Yantai Aofeng Foodstuff Co Ltd||Profenofos||0.72||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|13/08/2018||Crab meat||Vietnam||Saigon Aquatic Products Trading Joint Stock Company Dl769||Nitrofurazone (SEM)||0.002||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|7/08/2018||Shredded young coconut||Philippines||Arko Foods Phils, Inc||Salmonella||Detected||/250g||Imported Food Control Act 3(2)|
|12/07/2018||Formulated supplementary sports food||United States||Inspired Neutraceuticals||Methyl Liberine||Unapproved novel food||FSC 1.5.1|
|27/08/2018||Infant biscuits||Sri Lanka||Little Lion Associates (Pvt) Ltd||Vitamin A|
|Not permitted in this food||FSC 1.3.2|
|28/08/2018||Soya sauce||Japan||Morita Co Ltd (Japan)||Riboflavin||Not permitted in this food||FSC 1.3.2|
|28/08/2018||Jalapeno chutney||South Africa||Tiger Food Brands Ltd (Incorporating Tiger Consumer Brands Limited)||Irradiated onion||Not a permitted treatment for this food||FSC 1.5.3|
|28/08/2018||Red pitted dates||China||Cangzhou Ruifeng Date Product Co Ltd||Carbendazim
|31/08/2018||Frozen raspberries||Chile||Berrynice Limitada||Chlorpyrifos||0.016||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|30/08/2018||Ginseng fibre||Canada||Royal Jubilee Ginseng Farm Inc.||DDT|
|29/08/2018||Green chillies||India||Innovative Cuisine||Hexaconazole||0.058||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|
|15/08/2018||Smoked catfish pieces||Thailand||Speed General Trading Co Ltd||Enrofloxacin||0.014||mg/kg||FSC 1.4.2|