Failing Food Report – February 2020

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, February 2020

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
11/02/2020 Ground pepper Taiwan Rich Care Co Ltd Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
12/02/2020 Dried ground chilli Vietnam Bach Mai Enterprise Salmonella Detected /125g SPI 06/2019
20/02/2020 Sesame paste China Sichuan Hongya Uniseed Food Co Ltd Salmonella Detected /125g SES 05/2014
3/02/2020 Salted mackerel fish in oil Thailand Chonburi Lc Co Ltd (Establishment 3106) Histamine 310 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
7/02/2020 Kelp shreds China Fuzhou Hailin Food Co Ltd Iodine 3600 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
7/02/2020 Chilled tuna loins Indonesia Pt Iambeu Mina Utama Histamine 387 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
12/02/2020 Organic kelp flakes New Zealand Ceres Enterprises Ltd Iodine 3700 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
12/02/2020 Organic kelp flakes New Zealand Ceres Enterprises Ltd Iodine 4000 mg/kg BSW 12/2016
6/02/2020 Crispy paprika coated peanuts Turkey Suterco Gida Urun Aflatoxin 0.055 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
12/02/2020 Chilled mackerel Indonesia Pt Iambeu Mina Utama Histamine 1200 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
14/02/2020 Peanut candy India Fineday Foods Aflatoxin 0.14 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
12/02/2020 Bumbu sate kacang (peanut satay seasoning) Indonesia Pd Setia Makmur Mandiri Aflatoxin 0.062 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
14/02/2020 Chilled tuna loins Indonesia Pt Iambeu Mina Utama Histamine 509 mg/kg HIS 12/2016
28/02/2020 Panang curry paste Thailand Infinite 8 Aflatoxin 0.113 mg/kg NUT 11/2018
20/02/2020 Frozen cooked and peeled shrimp Thailand Top Product Food Co Ltd Standard plate count 57 000, 8 000 000, 8 600 000, 6 500 000, 2 000 000 cfu/g CRU 03/2019
20/02/2020 Frozen cooked and peeled shrimp Thailand Top Product Food Co Ltd Standard plate count 5 000 000, 250 000, 5 000,    1 600 000, 2 700 000 cfu/g CRU 03/2019
20/02/2020 Frozen cooked and peeled shrimp Thailand Top Product Food Co Ltd Standard plate count 230 000, 60 000, 400 000, 700 000, 1 400 000 cfu/g CRU 03/2019

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
6/02/2020 Frozen durian monthong Thailand Sunshine International Co Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos
Procymidone
0.072
0.071
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO Match
5/02/2020 Coffee flavoured jelly Philippines Grand Alphatech International Corporation Composition Additive E 127 (Erythrosine) Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 15660
5/02/2020 Spaghetti Philippines Rfm Corporation (Philippines) Composition Vitamin A Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15661
5/02/2020 Elbow macaroni Philippines Rfm Corporation (Philippines) Composition Vitamin A Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15661
10/02/2020 Mix preserved fruit Myanmar Domestic Preserved Fruit Manufacturing Co Ltd Lead Lead 1.9 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15663
10/02/2020 Rice milk Republic of Korea Okf Corporation Composition Vitamin A Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 HO match
10/02/2020 Frozen spinach leaves India Vadilal Industries Limited Fruit and vegetable residue screen Acephate
Profenofos
0.21
0.59
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15664
11/02/2020 Mixed fruit jam India Dorsal Expoventure Private Limited Composition Vitamin B3 Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15671
12/02/2020 Snack green plums China Anhui Liuliu Orchard Group Co Ltd Lead Lead 0.20 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15674
12/02/2020 Snack dried plums China Anhui Liuliu Orchard Group Co Ltd Lead Lead 0.34 mg/kg FSC 1.4.1 15674
31/01/2020 Canned halved white peaches Republic of Korea Sempio Food Company (Korea) Composition Vitamin C Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15675
14/02/2020 Dried striped catfish Thailand Chatchawan Import Export And Packaging Ltd Part (Establishment 3068) Seafood antimicrobial tests Enrofloxacin 0.004 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15683
17/02/2020 Black eye bean seeds United States Kirsten Company Llc Fruit and vegetable residue screen Acephate 0.39 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 15688
19/02/2020 Sweet soy sauce Thailand Sunshine International Co Ltd Composition Iodine Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.2 15691  
26/02/2020 Frozen spinach India Global Gourmet Pvt Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos 0.33 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
26/02/2020 Frozen spinach India Global Gourmet Pvt Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Chlorpyrifos
Acephate
Profenofos
0.90
0.28
0.36
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
24/02/2020 Strawberry jam cupcakes Pakistan Hilal Foods Composition Additive sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 HO match
24/02/2020 Marble cake slices Pakistan Hilal Foods Composition Additive sodium benzoate Not permitted in this food n/a FSC 1.3.1 HO match
25/02/2020 Cleaned headless red tilapia fish Vietnam Hung Phong Co Ltd (Dl 531) Seafood antimicrobial tests Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
0.037
0.27
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
25/02/2020 Whole snakehead fish Vietnam Hung Phong Co Ltd (Dl 531) Seafood antimicrobial tests Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
Levofloxacin
Ofloxacin
0.38
0.33
0.0069
0.0069
mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
28/02/2020 Frozen green chillies India Arctic Agro Foods Pvt Ltd Fruit and vegetable residue screen Tebuconazole 0.08 mg/kg FSC 1.4.2 HO match
28/02/2020 Frozen sliced coconut India Parayil Food Products Salmonella Salmonella Detected /250g Imported Food Control Act section 3(2) 15716
Last reviewed: 3 April 2020
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