Failing Food Report – August 2020

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, August 2020

This report lists food that has failed under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS).

Data set - Importing Food Inspection Scheme - monthly failing food reports

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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
3/8/2020 Tahini United Arab Emirates General Trading concept Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
3/8/2020 Smoked salmon Poland BG Production SP Zoo Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CHE 07/2018
6/8/2020 Ground black pepper Tanzania United Republic of Elven Agri Company Limited Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
6/8/2020 African birds eye chilli powder Tanzania United Republic of Elven Agri Company Limited Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
10/8/2020 Peanut candy balls India Malabar Natural Foods PVT LTD Aflatoxin 0.088 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
11/8/2020 Maldive fish chips India Gowrie Exports & Imports Histamine 606 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
19/8/2020 Kashmiri chilli powder India Grandma’s Food Products Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
19/8/2020 Unseasoned whole crayfish China Hubei Laker Agricultural Technology Development Co Ltd Listeria monocytogenes Detected /125g CRU 03/2019
20/8/2020 Pistachio kernels Iran Islamic Republic of Negin Tejarat Anahita Company (Iran) Aflatoxin 2.908 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
20/8/2020 Hot tapioca chips Malaysia Bangara Enterprise (Malaysia) Hydrocyanic acid 30 mg/kg CAS 09/2016
20/8/2020 Dried fish seer Sri Lanka Derana Marketing Services Pvt Histamine 670 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
28/8/2020 Sesame tahini Eqypt Arabesq General Trading & Export Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
28/8/2020 Dried balaya tuna Sri Lanka D & R Exports Pvt Ltd Histamine 600 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
28/8/2020 Peanut China Three Squirrels Food Co Ltd Aflatoxin 0.223 mg/kg NUT 11/2018

Surveillance food tests

We randomly refer 5% of surveillance food imports. We test for compliance to certain standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and to verify safety.

Table 2 lists non-compliant food we’ve detected. We will test future consignments of this food at an increased rate of testing. 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
11/8/2020 Manii moto original (peanut) Colombia C & B Group Composition Additive BHT (antioxidant) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 n/a1
11/8/2020 Manii moto mixes chocolate (peanut) Colombia C & B Group Composition Additive BHT (antioxidant) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 n/a1
11/8/2020 Manii moto mixes lemon (peanut) Colombia C & B Group Composition Additive BHT (antioxidant) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 n/a1
14/8/2020 Red chilli (frozen) Vietnam Nam Hai Company Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Hexaconazole 0.07
Not permitted in this food
  mg/kg   FSC 1.4.2 n/a1
17/7/2020 Dambala wing beans (frozen) Sri Lanka Consolidated Business Systems Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.52
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16115
28/7/2020 Cherry flavoured bubblegum South Africa Mondelez South Africa Proprietry Limited Composition Additive E127 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16158
29/7/2020 Mukhvas (mouth freshener) India Dev Exports Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16172
31/7/2020 Hot bean curd preserved Taiwan Yuhming Limited Company Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus 1000, 3000, 1200, <100, 800 cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 16178
31/7/2020 Chopped spinach – palak India Rutu Agro Food Cold Storage Fruit and vegetable residue screen Acephate 0.07
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16180
31/7/2020 Chopped spinach – palak India Rutu Agro Food Cold Storage Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.47
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16180
31/7/2020 Chopped spinach – palak India Rutu Agro Food Cold Storage Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.24
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16180
31/7/2020 Lychee fruit (fresh) Vietnam T & A VN Import Export Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.02
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16181
31/7/2020 Lychee fruit (fresh) Vietnam T & A VN Import Export Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cypermethrin 0.055 Exceeds permitted MRL mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16181
31/7/2020 Lychee fruit (fresh) Vietnam T & A VN Import Export Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Difenoconazole 0.08
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16181
31/7/2020 Lychee fruit (fresh) Vietnam T & A VN Import Export Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Permethrin 0.7
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16181
3/8/2020 Crab meat Vietnam Saigon Aquatic Products Trading Joint Stock Company DL769 Chemical Nitrofurazone 0.005 not permitted in this food mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16190
5/8/2020 Poojafal whole – Betel nut India Jay Keshav Exp Pvt Ltd Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16212
5/8/2020 Poojafal slices – Betel nut India Jay Keshav Exp Pvt Ltd Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16212
5/8/2020 Poojafal Tukda– Betel nut India Jay Keshav Exp Pvt Ltd Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16212
5/8/2020 Banarsi mitha pan – mouth freshener with betel nut India Jay Keshav Exp Pvt Ltd Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16224
5/8/2020 Original Chips Ahoy Cereal United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16208
5/8/2020 Fruity pebbles sweetened rice cereal natural & artificial fruit flavour United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Vitamin A Palmitate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16208
5/8/2020 Golden crisp sweetened puffed wheat cereal United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16208
5/8/2020 Fermented bean curd China Kaiping Guanghe Fermented Bean Curd Ltd Bacillus cereus Bacillus cereus 4000, 5300, 1300, 4500, >15000 cfu/g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) Holding order match 13975
6/8/2020 Smoked catfish pieces Thailand Speed General Trading Co Ltd Chemical Enrofloxacin 0.0056
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 Holding order match 15220
7/8/2020 Betel nut Myanmar City Winner Co Ltd Composition Areca catechu
(Betel nut)
Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 16227
7/8/2020 Hawthorn (dried) China Hong Kong Top Gold International Trading Co Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.14
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16213
11/8/2020 Jute leaves Philippines Kaelen Phils Inc Fruit and vegetable residue screen Profenofos 0.084
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 Holding order match 14131
11/8/2020 Jute leaves Philippines Kaelen Phils Inc Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.68
Exceeds permitted MRL
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 Holding order match 14131
11/8/2020 Frosted flakes of corn United States Kellogg Company Composition Vitamin B12 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16209
11/8/2020 Natural flavoured honey nut cheerios made with real honey United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Vitamin A (Palmitate) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16210
11/8/2020 Season rice yellow rice United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Niacin Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Season rice yellow rice United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Iron Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Season rice yellow rice United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Thiamine Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Dirty rice long grain mix with vegetable spices United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Iron Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Dirty rice long grain mix with vegetable spices United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Niacin Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Dirty rice long grain mix with vegetable spices United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Thiamine Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Dirty rice long grain mix with vegetable spices United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Thiamine
mononitrate
Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Dirty rice long grain mix with vegetable spices United States Smart & Final (USA) Composition Folic acid Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16211
11/8/2020 Sweet preserved dried plums retail China Guandong Farmer’s Grange Food Industry Co., Ltd Composition Additive Sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16235
11/8/2020 Salty preserved dried plums retail China Guandong Farmer’s Grange Food Industry Co., Ltd Composition Additive Sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16235
11/8/2020 Preserved orange peel China Guandong Farmer’s Grange Food Industry Co., Ltd Composition Additive Sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 16235
14/8/2020 Chinese donghui bayberry (Myrica rubra) China Linhai Monhong Fruit and vegetable residue screen Cyhalothrin 0.12
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16261
14/8/2020 Chinese donghui bayberry (Myrica rubra) China Linhai Monhong Fruit and vegetable residue screen Difenoconazole 0.08
Not permitted in this food
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 16261
19/8/2020 Golden Morn Maize & Soya Protein – Nutritious family cereal. Nigeria Nestle Nigeria Composition Pantothenic acid
(Vitamin B5)
Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 Holding order match 15076
19/8/2020 Bang cotton candy drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang cherry blade lemon drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang purple guava pear drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang sour heads drinks United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang blue razz drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang star blast drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang black cherry vanilla drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Bang peach mango drink United States Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc Composition Caffeine 630 mg/L FSC 2.6.4 Holding order match 14945
19/8/2020 Tipi tip cheesy Sri Lanka Uswatte Confectionery Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 16267
21/8/2020 Gluten free corn flakes Italy Dr Schar Ag/Spa Composition Pantothenic acid Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 Holding Order match 16081
21/8/2020 Gluten free corn flakes Italy Dr Schar Ag/Spa Composition  Biotin Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 Holding Order match 16081
21/8/2020 Gluten free corn flakes Italy Dr Schar Ag/Spa Composition Vitamin B12 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 Holding Order match 16081
21/8/2020 Bake Time Marble Cake Slices Pakistan Hilal Foods Composition Additive Sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 Holding Order match
14072
24/7/2020 Honeycomb Turkey Bitat Dis Ticaret Composition Reducing sugars 44 % FSC 2.8.2 16256

1 Risk food product that failed because of product composition. Does not require a holding order.

Last reviewed: 28 September 2020
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