Failing Food Report – December 2019

​​​Publication details​

Department of Agriculture, December 2019​

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

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Risk food tests

We target and monitor food that poses a high or medium risk to public health. We test 100% of risk food imports until we establish a history of compliance.

Table 1 lists noncompliant food we’ve detected.

Noncompliant 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
11/12/2019 Smoked paprika Spain Pimenton El Angel S.L Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
23/12/2019 Frozen cooked prawn cutlets Vietnam Ca Mau Seafood Processing and Service Joint Stock Corporation Vibrio cholerae Detected /125g CRU 03/2019
30/12/2019 Cooked salad prawns China Fijian Dongshan County Shunfa Aquatic Co. Ltd. Coagulase-positive staphylococci <100, <100, <100, 2700, <100 cfu/g CRU 03/2019
4/12/2019 Peanut candy Malaysia Desa Southern Agency (Kl) Sdn Bhd Aflatoxin 0.048 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
6/12/2019 Spanish mackerel Indonesia Pt Iambeu Mina Utama Histamine 1459 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
6/12/2019 Yellowfin tuna Maldives Cmf Fish Processing Factory Histamine 710 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
6/12/2019 Yellowfin tuna Maldives Cmf Fish Processing Factory Histamine 439 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
6/12/2019 Yellowfin tuna Maldives Cmf Fish Processing Factory Histamine 234 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
6/12/2019 Yellowfin tuna Maldives Cmf Fish Processing Factory Histamine 485 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
6/12/2019 Yellowfin tuna Maldives Cmf Fish Processing Factory Histamine 265 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
13/12/2019 Tapioca chips India Padmavasan Traders Hydrocyanic acid 13 mg/kg CAS 09/2016
20/12/2019 Handmade nyonya peanut candy Malaysia Hss Confectionery Foodstuff Sdn Bhd Aflatoxin 0.007 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
20/12/2019 Handmade nyonya peanut cake Malaysia Hss Confectionery Foodstuff Sdn Bhd Aflatoxin 0.089 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
24/12/2019 Organic kelp flakes New Zealand Ceres Enterprises Ltd Iodine 4300 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
24/12/2019 Dried herring Philippines Kaelen Phils Inc Histamine 410 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
31/12/2019 Salted mackerel fillets Republic of Korea Samjin Globalnet Co Ltd Histamine 209 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
29/12/2019 Dried anchovies Myanmar Domestic Co Ltd Histamine 295 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
31/12/2019 Pilchards in hot chilli sauce South Africa Lucky Star Irradiated cayenne pepper Not a permitted treatment for this food n/a FSC 1.5.3

Surveillance food tests

We randomly test 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 noncompliant 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 noncompliant 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
2/12/2019 Frozen magur tray (fish) Bangladesh Mm Foods International Seafood antimicrobial tests Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
Levofloxocin
Ofloxacin
Leuco Malachite-Green
0.015
0.073
0.021
0.021
0.008
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15529
3/12/2019 Frozen green chillies India Arctic Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd. Fruit and vegetable residue screen Difenoconazole 0.17 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
5/12/2019 Wheaten flour Taiwan Yi-Feng Food Co. Ltd. Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO match
5/12/2019 Dried seedless longan Thailand O-Cha Food Pack Co. Ltd. (Thailand) Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.06 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
5/12/2019 Durian monthong Thailand Sunshine International Co. Ltd. Fruit and vegetable residue screen Procymidone 0.18 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15537
3/12/2019 Dragon fruit Vietnam The Fruit Republic Can Tho One Member Co. Ltd. Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim 0.19 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15538
10/12/2019 Toor dal India Vignesh Super Stores Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.074 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15539
10/12/2019 Toor dal India Vignesh Super Stores Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.13 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15539
10/12/2019 Supari slice (betel nut slice) India Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited Composition Areca catechu (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 15544
10/12/2019 Supari sali India Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited Composition Areca catechu (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 15544
10/12/2019 Supari whole India Kitchen Xpress Overseas Limited Composition Areca catechu (Betel nut) Prohibited plant n/a FSC 1.4.4 15544
16/12/2019 Margarine Indonesia Pt Unilever Indonesia Tbk Composition Niacin, vitamin B1 and B2 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO match
18/12/2019 Frozen spinach India Global Gourmet Pvt. Ltd. Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.56 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
23/12/2019 Elderberry concentrate Italy Iprona Ag-Spa Fruit and vegetable residue screen Fludioxonil
Tebuconazole
0.024
0.12
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15564
24/12/2019 Frozen surti beans whole India Innovative Cuisine Fruit and vegetable residue screen Carbendazim
Chlorpyrifos
Fenvalerate
Monocrotophos
0.05
0.02
0.56
0.07
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
24/12/2019 Frozen red chillies without tails Vietnam Tan Dong Trade Production Company Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos,
Difenoconazole,
Permethrin
0.091
0.16
0.11
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
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Last reviewed: 28 January 2020
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