Failing Food Report – December 2017

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, December 2017

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

6/12/2017

Cooked peeled
prawns

Vietnam

Seavina Joint Stock
Company

Vibrio cholerae

Detected

/125g

CRU 05/2014

5/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

1000, 1300000, 1800000,
1000000, <1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

5/12/2017

Cooked shrimp

Malaysia

Sb Marine Products Sdn
Bhd

Standard plate count

2900000, 49000, 3500000 est,
60000, 48000000 est

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

1/12/2017

Cooked whole black
tiger shrimp

Malaysia

Sb Marine Products Sdn
Bhd

Standard plate count

140000, 580000, 240000,
770000, 1900000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

4/12/2017

Frozen breaded
oyster meat

Japan

Nosui Corporation

E. coli

<2.3, <2.3, 9.3, <2.3, 2.3

MPN/g

MOL 04/2017

13/12/2017

Cooked peeled
prawns

Vietnam

Minh Phu - Hau Giang
Seafood Corp

Vibrio cholerae

Detected

/125g

CRU 05/2014

11/12/2017

Cooked whole
vannamei shrimp

Vietnam

Viet Shrimp Corporation

Standard plate count

66000, 100000, 200000,
180000, 1300000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

12/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, 8800000, <1000,
<1000, <1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

12/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

140000, ~58000000, <1000,
<1000, 27000000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

12/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

25000000, <1000, <1000,
<1000, <1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Gorgonzola soft
cheese

Italy

Ciresa Snc (Italy)
I-03/165/Cee (Lecco)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected

/125g

CHE 03/2017

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

460000, 790000, 1200000,
5200000, 5300000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, 1300000, 500000,
<1000, 600000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, 110000, 400000,
<1000, 250000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

500000, 600000, 150000,
~43000000, <1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, 4600000, 25000,
<1000, <1000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, 3100000, <1000,
20000000, 2200000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

1800000, <1000, <1000,
<1000, 7000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

15/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

160000, <1000, <1000,
4200000, 39000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

11/12/2017

Cooked and peeled
shrimp

China

Shantou Jintai Aquatic
Product Industrial Co Ltd

Standard plate count

600000, 110000, 400000,
11000, 67000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

29/12/2017

Cooked whole
vannamei prawn

Malaysia

Ql Marine Products Sdn
Bhd

Standard plate count

2000000, 54000, 4000, <1000,
14000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

29/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

<1000, <1000, 260000,
150000, 150000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

29/12/2017

Blue swimmer crab
meat

Indonesia

Phillips Seafood
(Indonesia)

Standard plate count

5300000, <1000, 200000,
<1000, 710000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

29/12/2017

Cooked and peeled
shrimp

Thailand

Lee Heng Seafood Co Ltd
(Establishment 1177)

Standard plate count

29000000, 530000, 10000,
13000, 850000

cfu/g

CRU 05/2014

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Allergen

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/12/2017

Pickled gouramy fish

Thailand

Khoeilao International Co., Ltd

Histamine

240

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

1/12/2017

Chilled sardines

Indonesia

Ud Damena

Histamine

400

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

15/12/2017

Marinated anchovies

Italy

Agostino Recca

Histamine

1100

mg/kg

HIS 12/2016

22/12/2017

Peanut cake

Malaysia

Lotus Home Made Cookies Sdn Bhd

Aflatoxin

0.043

mg/kg

NUT 10/2016

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 fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

1/12/2017

Seedless red dates

China

Zhanhua Kingman Food Co.Ltd

Carbendazim
Difenoconazole
Tebuconazole

0.47
0.14
0.32

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

6/12/2017

Cut okra

India

Global Gourmet Pvt Ltd

Acephate
Monocrotophos

0.06
0.075

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

8/12/2017

Chewing gum

Taiwan

Taiwan Morinaga (Taiwan)

Vitamin C

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.2

8/12/2017

Formulated sports supplement

United States

5% Nutrition Llc

Caffeine

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

22/12/2017

Red chilli

Thailand

O-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand)

Myclobutanil
Difenoconazole
Propiconazole

0.061
0.088
0.082

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

22/12/2017

Dried longan seedless

Thailand

O-Cha Food Pack Co., Ltd (Thailand)

Carbendazim

0.077

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

19/12/2017

Chilli soybean paste and chilli sauce

Taiwan

Shih Chuan Excellence Food Co Ltd

Additive E126 (Ponceau 6R)

Not permitted in this food

 

FSC 1.3.1

13/12/2017

Seasoning

South Africa

Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons (South Africa)

Irradiated chilli

Not a permitted treatment for this food

 

FSC 1.2.1/1.5.3

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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